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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. James Hammond:

    A retail sector already in upheaval in the face of changing consumer habits in 2019 is now additionally faced with a massive demand shock for which there is no cure, storied names in the industry, some operating for over 100 years, like Brooks Brothers, have fallen.

  3. Anouk Aimee:

    Cosmic upheaval is not so moving as a little child pondering the death of a sparrow in the corner of a barn.

  4. 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.

  5. Michael Li:

    This case could cause a nationwide upheaval in state legislatures.


Translations for upheaval

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  • Umbruch, Aufruhr, Erhebung, AufwölbungGerman
  • αναστάτωσηGreek
  • surgimiento, convulsiónSpanish
  • kumous, mullistusFinnish
  • soulèvement, surrection, bouleversementFrench
  • उथल-पुथलHindi
  • agitazione, sollevamentoItalian
  • беспорядок, смещение, поднятие, бунт, возмущение, подъём, сдвиг, переворотRussian
  • omstörtning, omvälvning, kaos, omvälvningSwedish
  • 动荡Chinese

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