Definitions for upheavalʌpˈhi vəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  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"

  2. convulsion, turmoil, upheaval(noun)

    a violent disturbance

    "the convulsions of the stock market"

  3. upheaval, uplift, upthrow, upthrust(noun)

    (geology) a rise of land to a higher elevation (as in the process of mountain building)

  4. agitation, excitement, turmoil, upheaval, hullabaloo(noun)

    disturbance usually in protest

Wiktionary

  1. upheaval(Noun)

    the process of being heaved upward, especially the raising of part of the earth's crust

  2. upheaval(Noun)

    a sudden violent upset, disruption or convulsion

Webster Dictionary

  1. Upheaval(noun)

    the act of upheaving, or the state of being upheaved; esp., an elevation of a portion of the earth's crust


Translations for upheaval

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • 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

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