Synonyms of upheaval


1. turbulence, upheaval, Sturm und Drang, disorder

usage: a state of violent disturbance and disorder (as in politics or social conditions generally); "the industrial revolution was a period of great turbulence"

2. convulsion, turmoil, upheaval, disturbance, disruption, commotion, flutter, hurly burly, to-do, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, kerfuffle

usage: a violent disturbance; "the convulsions of the stock market"

3. upheaval, uplift, upthrow, upthrust, rise, rising, ascent, ascension

usage: (geology) a rise of land to a higher elevation (as in the process of mountain building)

4. agitation, excitement, turmoil, upheaval, hullabaloo, disturbance

usage: disturbance usually in protest

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Definition and meaning of upheaval (Dictionary)