- disturbance, disruption, commotion, stir, flutter, hurly burly, to-do, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, kerfuffle - a disorderly outburst or tumult; "they were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused"
--1 is a kind of disorder
--1 has particulars:
convulsion, turmoil, upheaval; earthquake; incident; storm, tempest; storm center, storm centre; tumult, tumultuousness, uproar, garboil
- commotion, din, ruction, ruckus, rumpus, tumult - the act of making a noisy disturbance
--2 is a kind of disturbance
--2 has particulars: bustle, hustle, flurry, ado, fuss, stir
- whirl, commotion - confused movement; "he was caught up in a whirl of work"; "a commotion of people fought for the exits"
--3 is a kind of movement, motion