Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun commotion

3 senses of commotion

Sense 1
disturbance, disruption, commotion, flutter, hurly burly, to-do, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, kerfuffle -- (a disorderly outburst or tumult; "they were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused")
       => disorder -- (a disturbance of the peace or of public order)

Sense 2
commotion, din, ruction, ruckus, rumpus, tumult -- (the act of making a noisy disturbance)
       => disturbance -- (the act of disturbing something or someone; setting something in motion)

Sense 3
whirl, commotion -- (confused movement; "he was caught up in a whirl of work"; "a commotion of people fought for the exits")
       => movement, motion -- (a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something)

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