commotion


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com·mo·tion

 (kə-mō′shən)
n.
1. A condition of turbulent motion.
2.
a. An agitated disturbance; a hubbub: heard a commotion in the hall.
b. Civil disturbance or insurrection; disorder.

[Middle English commocioun, from Old French commotion, from Latin commōtiō, commōtiōn-, from commōtus, past participle of commovēre, to disturb : com-, intensive pref.; see com- + movēre, to move; see meuə- in Indo-European roots.]

commotion

(kəˈməʊʃən)
n
1. violent disturbance; upheaval
2. (Law) political insurrection; disorder
3. a confused noise; din
[C15: from Latin commōtiō, from commovēre to throw into disorder, from com- (intensive) + movēre to move]
comˈmotional adj

com•mo•tion

(kəˈmoʊ ʃən)

n.
1. violent or tumultuous action or activity; agitation; noisy disturbance.
2. political or social disturbance or upheaval.
[1520–30; < Latin commōtiō <commovēre (see commove)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.commotion - a disorderly outburst or tumult; "they were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused"
disorder - a disturbance of the peace or of public order
turmoil, upheaval, convulsion - a violent disturbance; "the convulsions of the stock market"
earthquake - a disturbance that is extremely disruptive; "selling the company caused an earthquake among the employees"
incident - a public disturbance; "the police investigated an incident at the bus station"
stir, splash - a prominent or sensational but short-lived news event; "he made a great splash and then disappeared"
tempest, storm - a violent commotion or disturbance; "the storms that had characterized their relationship had died away"; "it was only a tempest in a teapot"
storm center, storm centre - a center of trouble or disturbance
garboil, tumult, tumultuousness, uproar - a state of commotion and noise and confusion
2.commotion - the act of making a noisy disturbancecommotion - the act of making a noisy disturbance
disturbance - the act of disturbing something or someone; setting something in motion
ado, bustle, flurry, hustle, stir, fuss - a rapid active commotion
3.commotion - confused movement; "he was caught up in a whirl of work"; "a commotion of people fought for the exits"
motion, movement - a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something

commotion

commotion

noun
1. The condition of being physically agitated:
2. An interruption of regular procedure or of public peace:
Informal: flap, to-do.
Translations
هِياج، اضْطِراب، شَغَب
аларма
rozruch
opstandelsepostyr
læti; ólga
sumaištis
kņadanemierssatraukums

commotion

[kəˈməʊʃən] N (= noise) → alboroto m; (= activity) → jaleo m, tumulto m, confusión f; (civil) → disturbio m
to cause a commotionprovocar or causar un alboroto
to make a commotion (= noise) → armar un alboroto; (= fuss) → armar un lío
there was a commotion in the crowdse armó un lío entre los espectadores
what a commotion!¡qué alboroto!

commotion

[kəˈməʊʃən] ndésordre m, tumulte m

commotion

nAufregung f usu no indef art; (= noise)Lärm m, → Spektakel m; to cause a commotionAufsehen erregen; to make a commotionTheater machen (inf); (= noise)Krach machen

commotion

[kəˈməʊʃn] nconfusione f, tumulto, trambusto
to make or cause a commotion → causare confusione

commotion

(kəˈməuʃən) noun
(a) confused, noisy uproar. He was woken by a commotion in the street.

commotion

n. conmoción; agitación.
References in classic literature ?
Here you are," he went on, "taking poor Gouvernail seriously and making a commotion over him, the last thing he would desire or expect.
The whole encampment, in a moment, became a scene of the most violent bustle and commotion.
A stillness, more oppressive and intolerable than the previous commotion, began to pervade the house and the surrounding woods.
He goes down in the whirling heart of such a masterless commotion that he scarce heeds the moment when he drops seething into the yawning jaws awaiting him; and the whale shoots-to all his ivory teeth, like the Lord out of the fish's belly.
The central body of it is hidden in the snowy sparkling mist enveloping it; and how can you certainly tell whether any water falls from it, when, always, when you are close enough to a whale to get a close view of his spout, he is in a prodigious commotion, the water cascading all around him.
Some of the audience turned to see the commotion, and Senator Spareshanks faltered in his speech; but a voice shouted cheerily: "We're just firing a bum
Sam was in wonderful spirits,--professed to keep a very brisk lookout,--at one time exclaiming that he saw "a gal's bonnet" on the top of some distant eminence, or calling to Andy "if that thar wasn't `Lizy' down in the hollow;" always making these exclamations in some rough or craggy part of the road, where the sudden quickening of speed was a special inconvenience to all parties concerned, and thus keeping Haley in a state of constant commotion.
When the commotion had somewhat subsided, the body of surgeons held a consultation, and after a good deal of debate decided that with proper care and nursing there was reason to believe that I would survive my injuries.
The way by which we approached it, took us past the Three Jolly Bargemen, which we were surprised to find - it being eleven o'clock - in a state of commotion, with the door wide open, and unwonted lights that had been hastily caught up and put down, scattered about.
His own character being light, profligate, and perfidious, John easily attached to his person and faction, not only all who had reason to dread the resentment of Richard for criminal proceedings during his absence, but also the numerous class of ``lawless resolutes,'' whom the crusades had turned back on their country, accomplished in the vices of the East, impoverished in substance, and hardened in character, and who placed their hopes of harvest in civil commotion.
For the Mouse was swimming away from her as hard as it could go, and making quite a commotion in the pool as it went.
Then up rose another great commotion at the door, and four-and-twenty good bowmen came marching in with Will Stutely at their head.