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commotion


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Commotion  \Com*mo"tion\,  n.  [L.  commotio:  cf  F.  commotion.  See 
  {Motion}.] 
  1.  Disturbed  or  violent  motion;  agitation. 
 
  [What]  commotion  in  the  winds  !  --Shak. 
 
  2.  A  popular  tumult;  public  disturbance;  riot. 
 
  When  ye  shall  hear  of  wars  and  commotions.  --Luke 
  xxi.  9. 
 
  3.  Agitation,  perturbation,  or  disorder,  of  mind;  heat; 
  excitement.  ``He  could  not  debate  anything  without  some 
  commotion.''  --Clarendon. 
 
  Syn:  Excitement;  agitation;  perturbation;  disturbance; 
  tumult;  disorder;  violence. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  commotion 
  n  1:  a  disorderly  outburst  or  tumult;  "they  were  amazed  by  the 
  furious  disturbance  they  had  caused"  [syn:  {disturbance}, 
  {disruption},  {turmoil},  {stir},  {hurly  burly},  {to-do}] 
  2:  the  act  of  making  a  noisy  disturbance  [syn:  {din},  {ruction}, 
  {ruckus},  {rumpus},  {tumult}] 
  3:  confused  movement;  "he  was  caught  up  in  a  whirl  of  work";  "a 
  commotion  of  people  fought  for  the  exits"  [syn:  {whirl}] 




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