freedom fighter

Definitions of freedom fighter
  1. noun
    a person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions)
    synonyms: insurgent, insurrectionist, rebel
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    examples:
    Nat Turner
    United States slave and insurrectionist who in 1831 led a rebellion of slaves in Virginia; he was captured and executed (1800-1831)
    Denmark Vesey
    United States freed slave and insurrectionist in South Carolina who was involved in planning an uprising of slaves and was hanged (1767-1822)
    Sir William Wallace
    Scottish insurgent who led the resistance to Edward I; in 1297 he gained control of Scotland briefly until Edward invaded Scotland again and defeated Wallace and subsequently executed him (1270-1305)
    types:
    mutineer
    someone who is openly rebellious and refuses to obey authorities (especially seamen or soldiers)
    Young Turk
    a member of one or more of the insurgent groups in Turkey in the late 19th century who rebelled against the absolutism of Ottoman rule
    type of:
    crusader, meliorist, reformer, reformist, social reformer
    a disputant who advocates reform
    revolutionary, revolutionist, subversive, subverter
    a radical supporter of political or social revolution
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