noun up·ris·ing \ˈəp-ˌrī-ziŋ\

: 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

  1. The government quickly put down the uprising.
  2. <the uprising was quickly and brutally suppressed>

First Known Use of UPRISING

13th century


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