(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. confusion, tumult, riot, disorder; commotion, agitation, perturbation.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Interpersonal disruption]
Syn. quarrel, brawl, fray; see fight 1 .
2. [Physical disruption]
Syn. commotion, disorder, turmoil, rampage, tumult, clamor, violence, restlessness, uproar, riot, upheaval, disruption, interruption, interference, agitation, turbulence, change, bother, stir, racket, ferment, furor, unruliness, spasm, convulsion, tremor, shock, explosion, eruption, quake, earthquake, tidal wave, flood, shock wave, storm, whirlwind, tempest, gale, hurricane, tornado, twister, avalanche, whirlpool, blowing, flurry, whirl, hurly-burly, ruckus*, long hot summer*; see also disorder 2 , revolution 2 , trouble 2 .
3. [The result of disturbance]
Syn. disarrangement, irregularity, perplexity; see confusion 2 .
4. [A state of worry or trouble]
Syn. agitation, distress, uneasiness; see care 2 , confusion 2 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
disruption, commotion, interruption, interference, upset, tumult, annoyance, agitation, perturbation, bother, uproar, rumpus.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. An interruption of regular procedure or of public peace: agitation, commotion, disorder, helter-skelter, stir1, tumult, turbulence, turmoil, uproar. Informal: flap, to-do. See CALM, ORDER. 2. A change in normal place or position: dislocation, displacement, move, movement, rearrangement, shift. See MOVE. 3. Serious mental illness or disorder impairing a person's capacity to function normally and safely: brainsickness, craziness, dementia, derangement, insaneness, insanity, lunacy, madness, mental illness, psychopathy, unbalance. Psychiatry: mania. Psychology: aberration, alienation. See SANE.

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