- 1A disturbance or quarrel: she acted as if there’d been no earlier ructionMore example sentences
disturbance, noise, racket, din, commotion, fuss, pother, uproar, furore, hue and cry, rumpus, ruckus, fracas; altercation, quarrel; (ructions) an outcry, trouble, the devil to pay, hell to payNorth American • informal foofaraw
- 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.
early 19th century: of unknown origin.