This page is about the dysphemism insurgent
Meaning: member of a movement to defeat or overthrow a government
- After calling their opponents "insurgents", the government began arresting them.
- If trying to bring down a dictator means I'm an insurgent, I'm proud to be one!
"Insurgent" is one of many words that governments use to make their opponents sound like dangerous people. Others include "dissident", "subversive", "insurrectionary", "seditionist", "militant" and "terrorist".
Calling political activists "insurgents" makes them sound like
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Contributor: Matt Errey