1. Disturbed or violent motion; agitation.
[What] commotion in the winds ! --Shak.
2. A popular tumult; public disturbance; riot.
When ye shall hear of wars and commotions. --Luke xxi. 9.
3. Agitation, perturbation, or disorder, of mind; heat; excitement. “He could not debate anything without some commotion.”
Syn: -- Excitement; agitation; perturbation; disturbance; tumult; disorder; violence.
n 1: a disorderly outburst or tumult; "they were amazed by the
furious disturbance they had caused" [syn: disturbance,
disruption, stir, flutter, hurly burly, to-do,
hoo-ha, hoo-hah, kerfuffle]
2: the act of making a noisy disturbance [syn: din, ruction,
ruckus, rumpus, tumult]
3: confused movement; "he was caught up in a whirl of work"; "a
commotion of people fought for the exits" [syn: whirl]