1A disturbance or quarrel: she acted as if there’d been no earlier ruction
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- 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.
disturbance, noise, racket, din, commotion, fuss, pother, uproar, furore, hue and cry, rumpus, ruckus, fracas;
North American informal foofaraw
Early 19th century: of unknown origin.
Words that rhyme with ructionabduction, conduction, construction, deduction, destruction, eduction, effluxion, induction, instruction, introduction, misconstruction, obstruction, production, reduction, seduction, suction, underproduction
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