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uprising

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  1. open fighting against authority (as one's own government) the uprising was quickly and brutally suppressed Synonyms of uprising insurgence, insurgency, insurrection, mutiny, outbreak, revolt, revolution, rising, rebellionWords Related to uprising coup, coup d'état (or coup d'etat), overthrow; misprision, sedition, treachery, treason; sabotage, subversionNear Antonyms of uprising counterinsurgency, counterrevolution

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

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