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English noun: kerfuffle

1. kerfuffle (state) a disorderly outburst or tumult

SamplesThey were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused.

Synonymscommotion, disruption, disturbance, flutter, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, hurly burly, to-do

Broader (hypernym)disorder

Narrower (hyponym)convulsion, earthquake, garboil, incident, splash, stir, storm, storm center, storm centre, tempest, tumult, tumultuousness, turmoil, upheaval, uproar

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