Definition of insurrection :
1. A rising against civil or political authority, or the established government; open and active opposition to the execution of law in a city or state.
2. A rising in mass to oppose an enemy.
disobedience (part of speech: noun)
violence (part of speech: noun)
destructiveness, inhumanity, broil, vandalism, brutishness, fracas, atrocity, outrage, brawl, wildness, abuse, fight, attack, barbarity, vehemence, thuggery, ferocity, violence, fury, savagery, fierceness, terrorism, frenzy, assault, commotion, brutality, torture, turmoil, rage, intensity, uproar
- The people in Massachusetts were in insurrection. - "Government and Administration of the United States", Westel W. Willoughby and William F. Willoughby.
- The people assembled around the Temple with the loudest outcries; but it was the purpose of Florus to drive the people to insurrection, and he gave his soldiers orders to plunder the upper market and to put to death all whom they met. - "The World's Greatest Books, Vol XI.", Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton.
- There's no engine to stir to- night; all the locks are on it; she will send half- a- dozen milkings like you to perdition, and there will be a circle of black blood about her name in the traditions of the insurrection- do you hear? - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.