AskDefine | Define uprising

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uprising n : organized opposition to authority; a conflict in which one faction tries to wrest control from another [syn: rebellion, insurrection, revolt, rising]

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English

Noun

  1. a popular revolt that attempts to overthrow a government or its policies; an insurgency or insurrection

Verb

uprising
  1. present participle of uprise

Extensive Definition

Uprising is a synonym for rebellion, and may also refer to:

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