Meaning of uprising in English:


Pronunciation /ˈʌprʌɪzɪŋ/

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  • 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.’
    • ‘Revolts and uprisings are only the beginning of a process of real social revolution.’
    • ‘Simultaneous revolutions and uprisings erupted in several countries across Europe.’
    • ‘Armed uprisings against colonial rule in Africa meant that nearly half the budget was devoted to military expenditure.’
    • ‘This rivalry had involved civil wars, peasant uprisings, and religious strife of every description.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘For now, there hasn't been any report on any uprisings or rebellions.’
    • ‘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, however, more of these outbreaks than just that of Spartacus, and the Romans were continually afraid of uprisings of slaves.’
    • ‘There were various Kurdish uprisings in Turkey between 1923 and 1938.’
    • ‘With the exception of popular uprisings, wars are not waged by ‘people’, but by governments and states.’
    • ‘Special security forces crushed the uprisings, leaving at least a thousand casualties.’
    • ‘It appears that the middle class - the decisive factor in previous uprisings - has yet to move decisively.’
    • ‘He actively discouraged independent strikes and peasant uprisings.’
    • ‘November that year saw uprisings against police harassment in inner cities across the country.’
    • ‘Kale hardly mentions the working-class uprisings of 1848, which bring his narrative to a close.’
    • ‘This is why there are no popular uprisings to overthrow the dictators, because it is perceived as pointless.’
    • ‘There were too many rebel factions, too many uprisings all across the country.’
    rebellion, revolt, insurrection, mutiny, revolution, insurgence, insurgency, rising, rioting, riot
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Middle English (in sense ‘resurrection’): from up- + rising. The modern sense dates from the late 16th century.