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uprising

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noun up·ris·ing \ˈəp-ˌrī-ziŋ\

Simple Definition of uprising

  • : a usually violent effort by many people to change the government or leader of a country

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of uprising

  1. :  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

  1. The government quickly put down the uprising.

  2. <the uprising was quickly and brutally suppressed>



13th Century

First Known Use of uprising

13th century

Synonym Discussion of uprising

rebellion, revolution, uprising, revolt, insurrection, mutiny mean an outbreak against authority. rebellion implies an open formidable resistance that is often unsuccessful <open rebellion against the officers>. revolution applies to a successful rebellion resulting in a major change (as in government) <a political revolution that toppled the monarchy>. uprising implies a brief, limited, and often immediately ineffective rebellion <quickly put down the uprising>. revolt and insurrection imply an armed uprising that quickly fails or succeeds <a revolt by the Young Turks that surprised party leaders> <an insurrection of oppressed laborers>. mutiny applies to group insubordination or insurrection especially against naval authority <a mutiny led by the ship's cook>.

UPRISING Defined for Kids

uprising

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noun up·ris·ing \ˈəp-ˌrī-ziŋ\

Definition of uprising for Students

  1. :  rebellion 2





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