commotion [k uh- moh-sh uh n] Synonyms Word Origin See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com violent or tumultuous motion; agitation; noisy disturbance: What's all the commotion in the hallway? political or social disturbance or upheaval; sedition; insurrection. Origin of commotion 1520–30;
), equivalent to
) past participle of
-iōn- -ion Related forms com·mo·tion·al, adjective com·mo·tive, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for commotive violent disturbance; upheaval political insurrection; disorder a confused noise; din Derived Forms commotional, adjective Word Origin
C15: from Latin
commōtiō, from commovēre to throw into disorder, from com- (intensive) + movēre to move
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Word Origin and History for commotive commotion n.
late 14c., from Middle French
commocion "violent motion, agitation" (12c., Modern French commotion), from Latin commotionem (nominative commotio) "violent motion, agitation," noun of action from past participle stem of commovere "to move, disturb," from com- "together," or "thoroughly" (see com-) + movere "to move" (see move (v.)).
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