What does upheaval mean?

Definitions for upheaval
ʌpˈhi vəlup·heaval

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word upheaval.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. convulsion, turmoil, upheavalnoun

    a violent disturbance

    "the convulsions of the stock market"

  3. upheaval, uplift, upthrow, upthrustnoun

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

  4. agitation, excitement, turmoil, upheaval, hullabaloonoun

    disturbance usually in protest

Wiktionary

  1. upheavalnoun

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

  2. upheavalnoun

    a sudden violent upset, disruption or convulsion

ChatGPT

  1. upheaval

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Upheavalnoun

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of upheaval in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of upheaval in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of upheaval in a Sentence

  1. Alisha Gray:

    We are just really disappointed to be at this point, the district's anti-teacher proposals have thrown the entire community into unnecessary upheaval. I hope that we can get a fair deal as quickly as possible and go back to educating our kids.

  2. Bill Stone:

    Adjusting for seasonality, the gain in the index was driven by lower outflows combined with steady inflows, this indicates that investors are increasing their allocations to hedge funds as markets in the U.S. and abroad are producing uneven returns, including significant upheaval in China and Greece.

  3. Benjamin Netanyahu:

    That is a recipe for a re-inflammation of another civil war - I should say a theological war, a religious war - and the sparks of that could be millions more that go into Europe and so on ... And that would cause endless upheaval and terrorism in many, many countries, obviously we are not going to let them do it. We'll fight them. By preventing that - and we have bombed the bases of this, these Shi'ite militias - by preventing that, we are also offering, helping the security of your countries, the security of the world.

  4. Joe Biden:

    So many of you feel like you’ve just been forgotten, amid the economic upheaval of the past four decades, too many people have been left behind or treated like they’re invisible. Maybe that’s you, watching at home.

  5. James Hammond:

    A retail sector already in upheaval in the face of changing consumer habits in 2019 is now additionally faced with a massive demand shock for which there is no cure, storied names in the industry, some operating for over 100 years, like Brooks Brothers, have fallen.

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Translations for upheaval

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  • Umbruch, Aufruhr, Erhebung, AufwölbungGerman
  • αναστάτωσηGreek
  • surgimiento, convulsiónSpanish
  • kumous, mullistusFinnish
  • soulèvement, surrection, bouleversementFrench
  • उथल-पुथलHindi
  • agitazione, sollevamentoItalian
  • беспорядок, смещение, поднятие, бунт, возмущение, подъём, сдвиг, переворотRussian
  • omstörtning, omvälvning, kaos, omvälvningSwedish
  • 动荡Chinese

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