Noun(1) organized opposition to authority; a conflict in which one faction tries to wrest control from another
(1) Then there was an insurrection in which the British killed 10,000 people.(2) The popular insurrection gave the government a much greater mandate than any election.(3) For a short while, the police continued to insist that they had thwarted an armed insurrection .(4) opposition to the new regime led to armed insurrection(5) the insurrection was savagely put down(6) Stalin saw the organisers of the insurrection as reactionary nationalists who would stand in the way of future Soviet hegemony.(7) An agrarian insurrection swept across the region in the 1880s.(8) One sector, led by the Ministry of Education and the Mayor of Caracas, called for a popular insurrection to defend the government.(9) 1968 was the big year of revolt, its epicentre the student-led insurrection in Paris.(10) They were under the general orders of Mola and Franco, the leaders of the military insurrection that had sparked the Spanish Civil War.(11) The insurrection swept the old government from office and could only be crushed by the might of the Russian army.(12) An urban insurrection in Jerusalem was followed by a general uprising of the Jewish peasantry.(13) In February 1917 economic strikes and food protests led by women fused into a general strike that drew the army into an insurrection .(14) The Maoist rebels have been waging a Marxist insurrection in Nepal for nine years to abolish the monarchy.(15) An insurrection by French resistance forces freed the city.(16) In 1920 British troops put down an insurrection in Iraq, and crushed protests and strikes in favour of independence in Egypt.
1. rebellion ::
2. revolt ::
3. uprising ::
4. mutiny ::
5. revolution ::
6. insurgence ::
7. riot ::
8. sedition ::
9. subversion ::
10. civil disorder ::
11. unrest ::
12. anarchy ::
Different Formsinsurrection, insurrectionist, insurrectionists, insurrections
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