Definition of uprising in English:



  • An act of resistance or rebellion; a revolt.

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