Synonyms and Antonyms of upheaval

  1. a violent disturbance (as of the political or social order) the government can no longer control the social upheaval brought about by the collapse of the country's economy Synonyms bouleversement, cataclysm, earthquake, paroxysm, storm, tempest, tumult, convulsion, uproarRelated Words insurgency, insurrection, mutiny, overthrow, overturn, rebellion, revolt, revolution, subversion, unrest, uprising, upset; fit, seizure, spasm; eruption, flare-up, outbreak, outburst; bluster, bobbery, bustle, coil, commotion, furor, furore, fuss, hubbub, hullabaloo, hurly-burly, pandemonium, rout, row, ruckus, ruction, rumpus, shindy, squall, stew, stir, to-do, turmoil, welter, williwaw; quaking, rocking, shaking, trembling

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contemplative of or relative to the past

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