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uprising

An organized rebellion, especially against an authority or government — is an uprising. If your entire math class joined together in rebellion against your teacher's unfair grading practices, you could call it an uprising.

The word uprising is most often used to describe a political revolt, often a violent insurrection against the established rule, but its original meaning was very different. In the thirteenth century, an uprising was a resurrection, or "the action of rising from the grave," and soon after that it meant "an action of rising from the bed." It wasn't until the late 1500's that it came to mean "revolt."

Definitions of uprising
  1. noun
    organized opposition to authority; a conflict in which one faction tries to wrest control from another
    synonyms: insurrection, rebellion, revolt, rising
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    examples:
    Peasant's Revolt
    a widespread rebellion in 1381 against poll taxes and other inequities that oppressed the poorer people of England; suppressed by Richard II
    Indian Mutiny
    discontent with British administration in India led to numerous mutinies in 1857 and 1858; the revolt was put down after several battles and sieges (notably the siege at Lucknow)
    types:
    insurgence, insurgency
    an organized rebellion aimed at overthrowing a constituted government through the use of subversion and armed conflict
    intifada, intifadah
    an uprising by Palestinian Arabs (in both the Gaza Strip and the West Bank) against Israel in the late 1980s and again in 2000
    mutiny
    open rebellion against constituted authority (especially by seamen or soldiers against their officers)
    type of:
    battle, conflict, struggle
    an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals)
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