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Synonyms for insurrection
ˌɪn səˈrɛk ʃənin·sur·rec·tion

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  1. insurrection

    The essential idea of revolution is a change in the form of government or constitution, or a change of rulers, otherwise than as provided by the laws of succession, election, etc.; while such change is apt to involve armed hostilities, these make no necessary part of the revolution. The revolution by which Dom Pedro was dethroned, and Brazil changed from an empire to a republic, was accomplished without a battle, and almost without a shot. Anarchy refers to the condition of a state when human government is superseded or destroyed by factions or other causes. Lawlessness is a temper of mind or condition of the community which may result in anarchy. Confusion, disorder, riot, and tumult are incidental and temporary outbreaks of lawlessness, but may not be anarchy. Insubordination is individual disobedience. Sedition is the plotting, rebellion the fighting, against the existing government, but always with the purpose of establishing some other government in its place. When rebellion is successful it is called revolution; but there may be revolution without rebellion; as, the English Revolution of 1688. A revolt is an uprising against existing authority without the comprehensive views of change in the form or administration of government that are involved in revolution. Anarchy, when more than temporary disorder, is a proposed disintegration of society, in which it is imagined that social order might exist without government. Slaves make insurrection; soldiers or sailors break out in mutiny; subject provinces rise in revolt. Compare SOCIALISM.

    Synonyms:
    anarchy, confusion, disintegration, disorder, insubordination, lawlessness, mutiny, rebellion, revolt, revolution, riot, sedition, tumult

    Antonyms:
    authority, command, control, domination, dominion, empire, government, law, loyalty, obedience, order, rule, sovereignty, submission, supremacy

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  1. insurrection

    Synonyms:
    rebellion, riot, rising, anarchy, tumult, mutiny, sedition, emeute, pronouncement, revolt

    Antonyms:
    law, peace, order, obedience, government, submission, subjection, servitude, bondage, subsidence, pacification, acquiescence

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  1. rebellion, insurrection, revolt, rising, uprisingnoun

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

    Synonyms:
    rising, ascension, rise, rebellion, ascent, uprising, revolt

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. insurrectionnoun

    Synonyms:
    rebellion, revolt, sedition, mutiny

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "insurrection":

    insurgency, uprising, rebellion, disobedience, revolt

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How to use insurrection in a sentence?

  1. Mark Esper:

    The option to use active duty forces in a law enforcement role should only be used as a matter of last resort, and only in the most urgent and dire of situations. We are not in one of those situations now. I do not support invoking the Insurrection Act.

  2. Chuck Schumer:

    In the wake of the 2020 elections.... former President Trump told a lie, a big lie, that the election was stolen... poisoning faith in our democracy and fomenting an armed insurrection at the Capitol.

  3. Joe Biden:

    Last week, [Vice] President Harris and I stood in the United States Capitol to observe one of those ‘before and after’ moments in American history: January 6th insurrection on the citadel of our democracy.

  4. Cliff Albright:

    We've been watching a slow-motion insurrection taking place in front of our eyes for the past 11 months, and President Biden doesn't seem fully aware of what this county is up against, you can't sell something globally that you can't even protect at home.

  5. Pelosi Thursdayplaced:

    This is very, very important, it shouldn't be. It shouldn't be that not only is the president of the United States inciting an insurrection but keeps fanning the flames endangering the security of members of Congress to the point that they're even concerned about members in the House of Representativesbeing a danger to them.


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