Definition of ruction in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈrəkSHən/

noun

informal
1A disturbance or quarrel.
Example sentences
  • Those in dispute have gone to great lengths to get the people of Newcastle behind them while at the same time keeping mum about the cause of the ruction.
  • My illness could easily have caused a ruction in the marriage as I just didn't want to know anyone.
  • Eager to prevent the family ruction he knows this will bring about, Ray makes a beeline over to his parents' house to try to intercept the letter.
1.1 (ructions) Unpleasant reactions to or complaints about something: If Mrs. Salt catches her there’ll be ructions

Origin

Early 19th century: of unknown origin.

Words that rhyme with ruction

abduction, conduction, construction, deduction, destruction, eduction, effluxion, induction, instruction, introduction, misconstruction, obstruction, production, reduction, seduction, suction, underproduction

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Syllabification: ruc·tion

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