ETYM Latin agitatio: cf. French agitation.
1. A mental state of extreme emotional disturbance.
2. A state of agitation or turbulent change or development; SYN. ferment, fermentation, unrest.
3. Disturbance usually in protest; SYN. excitement, turmoil, upheaval, hullabaloo.
4. The act of agitating something; causing it to move around (usually vigorously).
5. The feeling of being agitated; not calm.
ETYM French alarme, Italian all' arme to arms ! from Latin arma, pl., arms. Related to Arms, Alarum.
1. A device that signals the occurrence of some undesirable event; SYN. warning device, alarm system.
2. An automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger; SYN. alert, warning signal, alarum.
3. Fear resulting from the awareness of danger; SYN. dismay, consternation.
An automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger
Or emergent evolution; A philosophical theory of the early 20th century postulating that life “emerges” or “grows naturally” out of matter, mind emerges out of life, and God emerges from mind.
It was propounded by C Lloyd Morgan (1852–1936), Samuel Alexander, and C D Broad.1. The act of emerging; SYN. emersion.
2. The becoming visible; SYN. egress, issue.
3. The gradual beginning or coming forth; SYN. outgrowth, growth.
1. A state in which martial law applies.
2. A sudden unforeseen crisis (usually involving danger) that requires immediate action; SYN. exigency, pinch.
ETYM Old Eng. flappe, flap, blow, bly-flap; cf. Dutch flap, and Eng. flap.
1. Any broad thin and limber covering attached at one edge; hangs loose or projects freely.
2. A movable piece of tissue partly connected to the body.
3. A movable airfoil that is part of an aircraft wing; used to increase lift or drag; SYN. flaps.
4. The motion made by flapping up and down; SYN. flapping, flopping, flutter, fluttering.
1. A sudden violent spontaneous occurrence of an undesirable condition.
2. A sudden rise in the incidence of a disease; a sudden increase in numbers of a harmful organism and especially an insect within a particular area
3. Insurrection, revolt
1. An overwhelming feeling of fear and anxiety; SYN. terror.
2. Sudden mass fear and anxiety over anticipated events; SYN. scare.
(French) Alert, lookout — used in the phrase on the qui vive.
Sinonimi: violent disorder
Violently angry and destructive behavior; SYN. violent disorder.
ETYM Dutch oproer.
Great tumult; violent disturbance and noise; noisy confusion; bustle and clamor.