commotional

commotion

[kuh-moh-shuhn]
noun
1.
violent or tumultuous motion; agitation; noisy disturbance: What's all the commotion in the hallway?
2.
political or social disturbance or upheaval; sedition; insurrection.

Origin:
1520–30; < Latin commōtiōn- (stem of commōtiō), equivalent to commōt(us) past participle of commovēre to commove + -iōn- -ion

commotional, adjective
commotive, adjective


1. disorder, turmoil, tumult, riot, turbulence, bustle. See ado.
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commotion (kəˈməʊʃən)
 
n
1.  violent disturbance; upheaval
2.  political insurrection; disorder
3.  a confused noise; din
 
[C15: from Latin commōtiō, from commovēre to throw into disorder, from com- (intensive) + movēre to move]
 
com'motional
 
adj

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commotion
late 14c., from M.Fr. commocion "violent motion, agitation," from L. commotionem (nom. commotio), from commotus, pp. of commovere "to move, disturb," from com- "together" + movere "to move" (see move).
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