Dictionary Results for upheaval

1. upheaval - noun

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

Synonym(s): turbulence, Sturm_und_Drang

Hypernym(s): disorder

2. upheaval - noun

· a violent disturbance; "the convulsions of the stock market"

Synonym(s): convulsion, turmoil

Hypernym(s): disturbance, disruption, commotion, flutter, hurly_burly, to-do, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, kerfuffle

3. upheaval - noun

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

Synonym(s): uplift, upthrow, upthrust

Hypernym(s): rise, rising, ascent, ascension

4. upheaval - noun

· disturbance usually in protest

Synonym(s): agitation, excitement, turmoil, hullabaloo

Hypernym(s): disturbance

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