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

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


noun up·ris·ing \ˈəp-ˌrī-ziŋ\

Definition of UPRISING for Kids

:  rebellion 2


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