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upheaval - Dictionary definition and meaning for word upheaval

(noun) a state of violent disturbance and disorder (as in politics or social conditions generally)
Example Sentence
  • the industrial revolution was a period of great turbulence

(noun) a violent disturbance
Synonyms : convulsion , turmoil
Example Sentence
  • the convulsions of the stock market

(noun) (geology) a rise of land to a higher elevation (as in the process of mountain building)
Synonyms : uplift , upthrow , upthrust

(noun) disturbance usually in protest
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for upheaval

UP+HILL...what happens when a hill goes up and down...it's a kind of VIOLENT DISRUPTION....
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by nileshdive

Due to the increasing heat in the atmosphere, a well of water dried up. This created chaos in its society.
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by itspossible

god UP in HEAVen is confused and in chaos to see nature disaster by mankind
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by nikhilparasher

we go to heaven when evritn collapses
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by john smith

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