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insurrectionary

[in-suh-rek-shuh-ner-ee]
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adjective
  1. of, relating to, or of the nature of insurrection.
  2. given to or causing insurrection.
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noun, plural in·sur·rec·tion·ar·ies.
  1. a person who takes part in an insurrection; rebel; insurgent.
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Origin of insurrectionary

First recorded in 1790–1800; insurrection + -ary
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words

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  • It sent the most insurrectionary tune into the world that was ever composed.

    Little Dorrit

    Charles Dickens

  • As for the employment of the insurrectionary forces, that would be all simplicity.

  • The progress of the insurrectionary army was truly a triumphant march.

  • In the insurrectionary States they were at first refused with scorn.

    Campfire and Battlefield

    Rossiter Johnson

  • To Casimir Moskowski was assigned the insurrectionary province of Volhynia.


Word Origin and History for insurrectionary

1796 (adj.), 1893 (n.), from insurrection + -ary.

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