Definition of uprising in English:



  • An act of resistance or rebellion; a revolt.

    ‘an armed uprising’
    • ‘There have also been uprisings and movements of resistance in other countries of the continent.’
    • ‘Simultaneous revolutions and uprisings erupted in several countries across Europe.’
    • ‘This is why there are no popular uprisings to overthrow the dictators, because it is perceived as pointless.’
    • ‘I want to believe anarchistic uprisings are a thing of the past.’
    • ‘There were, however, more of these outbreaks than just that of Spartacus, and the Romans were continually afraid of uprisings of slaves.’
    • ‘It appears that the middle class - the decisive factor in previous uprisings - has yet to move decisively.’
    • ‘The terrible suffering fuelled anti-capitalist protests, strikes and uprisings in many poor countries.’
    • ‘Kale hardly mentions the working-class uprisings of 1848, which bring his narrative to a close.’
    • ‘They seem to have caused turmoil within the regime, including a series of uprisings and possibly a coup attempt.’
    • ‘With the exception of popular uprisings, wars are not waged by ‘people’, but by governments and states.’
    • ‘Armed uprisings against colonial rule in Africa meant that nearly half the budget was devoted to military expenditure.’
    • ‘There were various Kurdish uprisings in Turkey between 1923 and 1938.’
    • ‘For now, there hasn't been any report on any uprisings or rebellions.’
    • ‘In the 1970s, the Portuguese ruling elite confronted a massive strike wave at home and uprisings in the colonies.’
    • ‘Revolts and uprisings are only the beginning of a process of real social revolution.’
    • ‘Special security forces crushed the uprisings, leaving at least a thousand casualties.’
    • ‘There were too many rebel factions, too many uprisings all across the country.’
    • ‘This rivalry had involved civil wars, peasant uprisings, and religious strife of every description.’
    • ‘He actively discouraged independent strikes and peasant uprisings.’
    • ‘November that year saw uprisings against police harassment in inner cities across the country.’
    rebellion, revolt, insurrection, mutiny, revolution, insurgence, insurgency, rising, rioting, riot
    civil disobedience, civil disorder, unrest, anarchy, fighting in the streets
    coup, regime change
    coup d'état, jacquerie
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