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Synonyms for upheaval
ʌpˈhi vəlup·heaval

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  1. turbulence, upheaval, Sturm und Drangnoun

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

    "the industrial revolution was a period of great turbulence"

    Synonyms:
    agitation, uplift, excitement, upthrust, turbulence, turmoil, convulsion, hullabaloo, upthrow, turbulency

  2. convulsion, turmoil, upheavalnoun

    a violent disturbance

    "the convulsions of the stock market"

    Synonyms:
    agitation, uplift, excitement, turbulence, fit, upthrust, paroxysm, tumult, turmoil, convulsion, hullabaloo, upthrow

  3. upheaval, uplift, upthrow, upthrustnoun

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

    Synonyms:
    agitation, uplift, excitement, upthrust, turbulence, turmoil, convulsion, hullabaloo, upthrow

  4. agitation, excitement, turmoil, upheaval, hullabaloonoun

    disturbance usually in protest

    Synonyms:
    fervor, upthrow, upthrust, tempestuousness, turmoil, turbulence, excitement, unrest, ferment, hullabaloo, uplift, excitation, agitation, exhilaration, fervour, fermentation, convulsion, tumult, inflammation

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How to use upheaval in a sentence?

  1. Stephen Innes:

    With so many potential supply disruptors in play and few signs that the current market upheaval will end any time soon, traders continue to pay the geopolitical risk premium, oil prices should remain bid ... at least through the Iran nuclear deal deadline (May 12) if not for the remainder of 2018.

  2. Claudia Gazzini:

    They're aiming to create a deficit of the public funds and create social and economic upheaval.

  3. Alvin Toffler:

    Humanity faces a quantum leap forward. It faces the deepest social upheaval and creative restructuring of all time. Without clearly recognizing it, we are engaged in building a remarkable new civilization from the ground up. This is the meaning of the Third Wave.

  4. Hendrik W. Van Loon:

    In history as in life it is success that counts. Start a political upheaval and let yourself be caught, and you will hang as a traitor. But place yourself at the head of a rebellion and gain your point, and all future generations will worship you as the Father of their Country.

  5. Francesca Boschetti:

    In times of personal travails or great social upheaval such as during and between the two world wars, even artists who did not normally do religious themes turned to them as a metaphor for suffering and violence.

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Translations for upheaval

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  • Umbruch, Aufwölbung, Erhebung, AufruhrGerman
  • αναστάτωσηGreek
  • surgimiento, convulsiónSpanish
  • kumous, mullistusFinnish
  • soulèvement, bouleversement, surrectionFrench
  • उथल-पुथलHindi
  • sollevamento, agitazioneItalian
  • переворот, сдвиг, возмущение, смещение, беспорядок, поднятие, бунт, подъёмRussian
  • omstörtning, omvälvning, kaos, omvälvningSwedish
  • 动荡Chinese

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