Associations to the word «Upheaval»


UPHEAVAL, noun. The process of being heaved upward, especially the raising of part of the earth's crust.
UPHEAVAL, noun. A sudden violent upset, disruption or convulsion.

Dictionary definition

UPHEAVAL, noun. A state of violent disturbance and disorder (as in politics or social conditions generally); "the industrial revolution was a period of great turbulence".
UPHEAVAL, noun. A violent disturbance; "the convulsions of the stock market".
UPHEAVAL, noun. (geology) a rise of land to a higher elevation (as in the process of mountain building).
UPHEAVAL, noun. Disturbance usually in protest.

Wise words

To use the same words is not a sufficient guarantee of understanding; one must use the same words for the same genus of inward experience; ultimately one must have one's experiences in common.
Friedrich Nietzsche