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synonyms for commotion

  • agitation
  • annoyance
  • brouhaha
  • bustle
  • confusion
  • excitement
  • ferment
  • flap
  • furor
  • fuss
  • hubbub
  • outcry
  • pandemonium
  • rebellion
  • revolt
  • tumult
  • turbulence
  • upheaval
  • ado
  • backwash
  • ballyhoo
  • bedlam
  • clatter
  • combustion
  • convulsion
  • discomposure
  • disquiet
  • dither
  • fermentation
  • flurry
  • insurgence
  • insurrection
  • lather
  • mutiny
  • perturbation
  • pother
  • racket
  • riot
  • rumpus
  • stew
  • stir
  • to-do
  • uprising
  • upset
  • upturn
  • vexation
  • welter
  • whirl
  • big scene
  • big stink
  • hell broke loose
  • hurly-burly
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antonyms for commotion

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  • calm
  • calmness
  • happiness
  • harmony
  • order
  • peace
  • pleasure
  • ease
  • obedience
  • quiet
  • quietude
  • repose
  • silence
  • stillness
  • tranquility
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How to use commotion in a sentence

A friend’s Facebook Live broadcast of the commotion shows a gaggle of guests behind her as Hunter shouts, “Let me go!”
THESE ARE THE POLICE MISCONDUCT LAWSUITS THE PUBLIC HEARS LITTLE ABOUTPAUL SCHWARTZMANDECEMBER 25, 2020WASHINGTON POST
There should be a lot of commotion, but hopefully it goes smooth.
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Inside the building, poll workers were doing their best to tune out the commotion.
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He wasn’t sure whether he’d hit the coyote, or even what the commotion was about.
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Yesterday morning, as I was wrapping up the newsletter, I got a bit distracted by some commotion on the street.
INVESTORS RIDE THE BIG TECH RALLY EVEN AS COVID CASES AND UNEMPLOYMENT SPIKEBERNHARD WARNERAUGUST 21, 2020FORTUNE
Some who heard the commotion claimed to have thought it was a drunken brawl or a lovers’ quarrel.
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At this moment an extraordinary commotion began among the watches.
DAVY AND THE GOBLINCHARLES E. CARRYL
The embryo can be located by the commotion which its active motion produces among the corpuscles.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
Then such a din and commotion you never heard nor saw, even on the glorious Fourth of July.
ALILA, OUR LITTLE PHILIPPINE COUSINMARY HAZELTON WADE
Incessant bugle-calls from the natives added to the commotion, and thousands of Chinese crowded into the Chinese Consulate.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
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