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 Dictionary entry overview: What does insurrection mean? 

  The noun INSURRECTION has 1 sense:

1. organized opposition to authority; a conflict in which one faction tries to wrest control from another

  Familiarity information: INSURRECTION used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1insurrection [BACK TO TOP]


Organized opposition to authority; a conflict in which one faction tries to wrest control from another

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions


insurrection; revolt; uprising; rebellion; rising

Hypernyms ("insurrection" is a kind of...):

battle; conflict; struggle (an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "insurrection"):

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))

Instance hyponyms:

Great Revolt; 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; Sepoy 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))

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