Simple Definition of uprising
: a usually violent effort by many people to change the government or leader of a country
Full Definition of uprising
: an act or instance of rising up; especially : a usually localized act of popular violence in defiance usually of an established government
Examples of uprising in a sentence
The government quickly put down the uprising.
<the uprising was quickly and brutally suppressed>
First Known Use of uprising
Synonym Discussion of uprising
UPRISING Defined for Kids
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up uprising? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).