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Conflict UsagePlay
Use 'insurgent' when discussing armed conflicts or political rebellion, not general disagreements. SlideThe insurgents seized control of the capital last night.
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Negative ConnotationPlay
'Insurgent' often has a negative or hostile connotation, implying aggression against established order. SlideThe government portrayed the protesters as insurgents.
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Neutral ContextsPlay
'Insurgent' can be neutral, describing the action without implying right or wrong. SlideJournalists often refer to 'insurgents' without taking sides.