rumpus

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Meaning(s)

a lot of noise or disturbance

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rumpus - uproar

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If there is a loud commotion or confused quarrel going on, then it can be called a ‘rumpus’. There are quite a number of words that express such a disturbance, but unlike synonyms such as ‘fracas’ or ‘brawl’, this informal term generally refers to something overly boisterous rather than nasty or violent.

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Synonyms ruckus
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  1. There was a bit of a rumpus going on in the boss’s office this morning. She was clearly not happy with a few members of the team.

  2. I have no doubt that the reforms will cause a massive rumpus, but people will soon get used to the idea and things will settle down again.

  3. Even though I had very strong opinions about what had gone wrong with the task, I didn’t share them as I wished to avoid a rumpus.

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