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mutiny

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open fighting against authority (as one's own government)
  • a mutiny led by the ship's cook
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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

mutiny

verb

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to rise up against established authority
  • The party's conservative faction mutinied just before the election.
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