Synonyms for upheaval

Synonyms for (noun) upheaval

Synonyms: turmoil, upheaval, hullabaloo, excitement, agitation

Definition: disturbance usually in protest

Similar words: disturbance

Definition: the act of disturbing something or someone; setting something in motion


Synonyms: upheaval, uplift, upthrow, upthrust

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

Similar words: rise, rising, ascension, ascent

Definition: a movement upward

Usage: they cheered the rise of the hot-air balloon


Synonyms: upheaval, turmoil, convulsion

Definition: a violent disturbance

Usage: the convulsions of the stock market

Similar words: disruption, disturbance, to-do, commotion, flutter, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, hurly burly, kerfuffle

Definition: a disorderly outburst or tumult

Usage: they were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused


Synonyms: Sturm und Drang, turbulence, upheaval

Definition: a state of violent disturbance and disorder (as in politics or social conditions generally)

Usage: the industrial revolution was a period of great turbulence

Similar words: disorder

Definition: a disturbance of the peace or of public order