Definitions for: Commotion

[n] the act of making a noisy disturbance
[n] confused movement; "he was caught up in a whirl of work"; "a commotion of people fought for the exits"
[n] a disorderly outburst or tumult; "they were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused"

Webster (1913) Definition: Com*mo"tion, n. [L. commotio: cf. F. commotion. See
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.

Synonyms: din, disruption, disturbance, flutter, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, hurly burly, kerfuffle, ruckus, ruction, rumpus, stir, to-do, tumult, turmoil, whirl

See Also: ado, bustle, disorder, disturbance, flurry, fuss, garboil, hustle, incident, motion, movement, stir, storm, storm center, storm centre, tempest, tumult, tumultuousness, uproar

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