What does commotion mean?

Definitions for commotion
kəˈmoʊ ʃəncom·mo·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. disturbance, disruption, commotion, flutter, hurly burly, to-do, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, kerfufflenoun

    a disorderly outburst or tumult

    "they were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused"

  2. commotion, din, ruction, ruckus, rumpus, tumultnoun

    the act of making a noisy disturbance

  3. whirl, commotionnoun

    confused movement

    "he was caught up in a whirl of work"; "a commotion of people fought for the exits"

Wiktionary

  1. commotionnoun

    A state of turbulent motion.

    Etymology: From commotionem, accusative singular of commotio, from commotus, perfect passive participle of commoveo.

  2. commotionnoun

    An agitated disturbance or a hubbub.

    Etymology: From commotionem, accusative singular of commotio, from commotus, perfect passive participle of commoveo.

  3. commotionnoun

    sexual excitement

    Etymology: From commotionem, accusative singular of commotio, from commotus, perfect passive participle of commoveo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Commotionnoun

    disturbed or violent motion; agitation

  2. Commotionnoun

    a popular tumult; public disturbance; riot

  3. Commotionnoun

    agitation, perturbation, or disorder, of mind; heat; excitement

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of commotion in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of commotion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of commotion in a Sentence

  1. The Tanzanian source:

    When Emwazi and his friends were told they would not be allowed to enter Tanzania, they caused a commotion and tried to force their way out of the airport, i think the stop order against Emwazi and his friends was issued at the request of the British intelligence service.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    The easiest way to get the chairperson to adjourn the session is to jointly create ruckus and commotion in a pre-decided fashion in the midst of deliberation and discussion.

  3. Tryon Edwards:

    Anxiety is the poison of human life; the parent of many sins and of more miseries. In a world where everything is doubtful, and where we may be disappointed, and be blessed in disappointment, why this restless stir and commotion of mind? Can it alter the cause, or unravel the mystery of human events?

  4. Charles Peguy:

    A great philosophy is not one that passes final judgments and establishes ultimate truth. It is one that causes uneasiness and starts commotion.

  5. Detectives Melissa Staples:

    Upon hearing the commotion and the gunshot, Judge Myles exited his residence to investigate.

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