Definitions for upheaval
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word upheaval.
turbulence, upheaval, Sturm und Drangnoun
a state of violent disturbance and disorder (as in politics or social conditions generally)
"the industrial revolution was a period of great turbulence"
convulsion, turmoil, upheavalnoun
a violent disturbance
"the convulsions of the stock market"
upheaval, uplift, upthrow, upthrustnoun
(geology) a rise of land to a higher elevation (as in the process of mountain building)
agitation, excitement, turmoil, upheaval, hullabaloonoun
disturbance usually in protest
the process of being heaved upward, especially the raising of part of the earth's crust
a sudden violent upset, disruption or convulsion
Upheaval refers to a significant, often sudden, disruption or change, typically characterized by instability or chaos. It can pertain to a range of events such as violent social or political change or even dramatic shifts in personal circumstances. The term can also refer to geological processes causing a change in the Earth's crust.
the act of upheaving, or the state of being upheaved; esp., an elevation of a portion of the earth's crust
The numerical value of upheaval in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of upheaval in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Humanity faces a quantum leap forward. It faces the deepest social upheaval and creative restructuring of all time. Without clearly recognizing it, we are engaged in building a remarkable new civilization from the ground up. This is the meaning of the Third Wave.
In a time of global upheaval, the Holy Father's message of compassion and human dignity has moved people of all faiths and backgrounds, his teachings, prayers, and very example bring us back to the blessings of simple things and our obligations to one another.
This case could cause a nationwide upheaval in state legislatures.
You have to be really, really clear that this is irreversible that there is only one out and not one way back and that it is going to be fundamentally disruptive whether you are pro or against. Nobody says that it's not going to be 10 years of upheaval and insecurity.
In history as in life it is success that counts. Start a political upheaval and let yourself be caught, and you will hang as a traitor. But place yourself at the head of a rebellion and gain your point, and all future generations will worship you as the Father of their Country.
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- Umbruch, Aufruhr, Erhebung, AufwölbungGerman
- surgimiento, convulsiónSpanish
- kumous, mullistusFinnish
- soulèvement, surrection, bouleversementFrench
- agitazione, sollevamentoItalian
- беспорядок, смещение, поднятие, бунт, возмущение, подъём, сдвиг, переворотRussian
- omstörtning, omvälvning, kaos, omvälvningSwedish
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