Share this entry

ruction Line breaks: ruc|tion
Pronunciation: /ˈrʌkʃ(ə)n/

Definition of ruction in English:

noun

informal
1A disturbance or quarrel: she acted as if there’d been no earlier ruction
More 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.
Synonyms
altercation, quarrel;
(ructions)an outcry, trouble, the devil to pay, hell to pay
British informalrow, kerfuffle
North American informalfoofaraw
1.1 (ructions) British Angry reactions, protests, or complaints: 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

Definition of ruction in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Related Words