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1. upheaval

noun. ['əpˈhiːvəl'] a state of violent disturbance and disorder (as in politics or social conditions generally).

Synonyms

  • fermentation
  • ferment
  • tempestuousness
  • violence
  • disorder
  • roller coaster
  • Sturm und Drang
  • unrest
  • agitation

Antonyms

  • old
  • descent
  • stay in place
  • descend

Etymology

  • -al (English)
  • upheave (English)
  • upheven (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Upheaval

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  • evil

Example sentences of the word upheaval


1. Noun, singular or mass
Converting a garage into an extra bedroom can add much-needed space without too much upheaval.

Quotes containing the word upheaval


1. If Reagan had intelligence information that showed that the upheaval in Egypt is actually Democratic in spirit, then he would have, I believe, turned his back on Mubarak, even though there's a long friendship between the United States and Egypt.
- Douglas Brinkley

2. upheaval

noun. ['əpˈhiːvəl'] a violent disturbance.

Synonyms

  • hoo-ha
  • kerfuffle
  • hoo-hah
  • convulsion
  • hurly burly
  • to-do
  • commotion
  • flutter
  • disruption
  • disturbance

Antonyms

  • descending
  • falling
  • past
  • present

Etymology

  • -al (English)
  • upheave (English)
  • upheven (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. upheaval

noun. ['əpˈhiːvəl'] disturbance usually in protest.

Synonyms

  • excitement
  • disturbance
  • hullabaloo
  • agitation

Antonyms

  • inactivity
  • good weather
  • functional disorder
  • organic disorder

Etymology

  • -al (English)
  • upheave (English)
  • upheven (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. upheaval

noun. ['əpˈhiːvəl'] (geology) a rise of land to a higher elevation (as in the process of mountain building).

Synonyms

  • uplift
  • rising
  • ascent
  • rise
  • upthrow
  • upthrust

Antonyms

  • stability
  • tidiness
  • orderliness
  • reassure

Etymology

  • -al (English)
  • upheave (English)
  • upheven (Middle English (1100-1500))
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