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Synonyms for upheaval
ʌpˈhi vəl

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  1. turbulence, upheaval, Sturm und Drang(noun)

    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, upheaval(noun)

    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, upthrust(noun)

    (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, hullabaloo(noun)

    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. Mustafa Akyol:

    There is a major upheaval in the army and the security forces and a lot of officers will be purged. How they will replace them (and) how they will train them are major issues, it is a major, major crisis.

  2. Laura Sandys:

    You have to be really, really clear that this is irreversible that there is only one out and not one way back and that it is going to be fundamentally disruptive whether you are pro or against. Nobody says that it's not going to be 10 years of upheaval and insecurity.

  3. Michael Li:

    This case could cause a nationwide upheaval in state legislatures.

  4. Kamala Harris:

    Guaranteeing six months of paid leave will bring us closer to economic justice for workers and ensures newborn children or children who are sick can get the care they need from a parent without thrusting Paid Family and Medical into upheaval, to give all children in America the opportunities they deserve, this comprehensive children's agenda will protect their rights, ensure they have access to health care and high-quality education, and dramatically reduce child poverty.

  5. John Boehner:

    In a time of global upheaval, the Holy Father's message of compassion and human dignity has moved people of all faiths and backgrounds, his teachings, prayers, and very example bring us back to the blessings of simple things and our obligations to one another.


Translations for upheaval

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

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