Definition of bouleversement in English:
An inversion, especially a violent one; an upset or upheaval.
- To cleave open and engage with involuntary memory, to embrace the messianic cessation of history, demands a courageous, radical bouleversement of all that contains and controls us.
- One of the actual saving energies in the place is speech, double-take, subversion, bouleversement, turning the thing upside down.
- The next bouleversement, which brought in William and Mary, declared that Charles II's oath against taking up arms was no longer necessary.
from French bouleverser 'overturn'.