1. a state of violent disturbance and disorder (as in politics or social conditions generally)

Similar word(s): turbulence

Definition categories: state, disorder

2. a violent disturbance

Similar word(s): convulsion, turmoil

Definition categories: state, commotion, disruption, disturbance, flutter, kerfuffle

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

Similar word(s): uplift, upthrow, upthrust

Definition categories: event, ascension, ascent, rise, rising

4. disturbance usually in protest

Similar word(s): agitation, excitement, hullabaloo, turmoil

Definition categories: act, disturbance