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 Frogs were frightened out of their lives by the commotion made in their midst, and all rushed to the bank to look at the horrible monster; but after a time, seeing that it did not move, one or two of the boldest of them ventured out towards the Log, and even dared to touch it; still it did not move.
If it should be a slight commotion in a small part of a State, the militia of the residue would be adequate to its suppression; and the national presumption is that they would be ready to do their duty.
Stripped to our shirts and drawers, we sprang to the white-ash, and after several hours' pulling were almost disposed to renounce the chase, when a general pausing commotion among the whales gave animating token that they were now at last under the influence of that strange perplexity of inert irresolution, which, when the fishermen perceive it in the whale, they say he is gallied.
'And even should they consent,' said Toby, 'they would only produce a commotion in the valley, in which we might both be sacrificed by these ferocious islanders.' This was unanswerable; but still I clung to the belief that he might succeed in accomplishing the other part of my plan; and at last I overcame his scruples, and he agreed to make the attempt.
Instantly all was commotion. The Sperm Whale blows as a clock ticks, with the same undeviating and reliable uniformity.
There will be commotion at home and abroad, and men will drop down exhausted on the highways.
One morning he assembled the people and the senate of Syracuse, as if he had to discuss with them things relating to the Republic, and at a given signal the soldiers killed all the senators and the richest of the people; these dead, he seized and held the princedom of that city without any civil commotion. And although he was twice routed by the Carthaginians, and ultimately besieged, yet not only was he able to defend his city, but leaving part of his men for its defence, with the others he attacked Africa, and in a short time raised the siege of Syracuse.
From the twenty-eighth till the thirty-first all Moscow was in a bustle and commotion. Every day thousands of men wounded at Borodino were brought in by the Dorogomilov gate and taken to various parts of Moscow, and thousands of carts conveyed the inhabitants and their possessions out by the other gates.
Regarding death thus out of the corner of his eye, he conceived it to be noth- ing but rest, and he was filled with a momen- tary astonishment that he should have made an extraordinary commotion over the mere matter of getting killed.
Europe, at the period of our tale, was in the commencement of that commotion which afterward shook her political institutions to the centre.
-- let us conceal ourselves in the arch of this aqueduct, and I will inform you presently of the origin of the commotion. It has turned out as I have been anticipating.