American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A violent uproar; a tumult.
- n. A reversal.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A turning upside down; the act of overturning; the state of being overturned; overthrow; overturn; subversion; hence, generally, convulsion or confusion.
- n. Complete overthrow; reversal; turmoil.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Complete overthrow; disorder; a turning upside down.
- French, from Old French bouleverser, to overturn : boule, ball (from Latin bulla) + verser, to overturn (from Old French, from Latin versāre, frequentative of vertere, to turn; see wer-2 in Indo-European roots). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Perhaps it is because some of the bouleversement is directed at precisely what I represented in office: liberal economic policies, market reforms in welfare and public services, and engagement and intervention abroad.”
“Chaos, disorder, bouleversement, * confusion, scuffle (and even bordel) * are all synonyms to the French word "chantier.”
“It conveyed exquisitely the notion of the bouleversement de tous les sens: that state of neurasthenic excitement in which images whirled chaotically before the inward eye, impressing on the seer an overwhelming sense of their vividness and spiritual truth (Castle 159).”
“Chaos, disorder, bouleversement,* confusion, scuffle and even bordel* are all synonyms to the French word "chantier.”
“For the second time in his life Amory had had a complete bouleversement and was hurrying into line with his generation.”
“To the world (perhaps I should say, to the opera world) at large, things have been going along relatively smoothly at Bayreuth since the centennial year 1976, when Patrice ChÃ©reau and Pierre Boulez created a sensation by their bouleversement of Der Ring des Niebelungen, and when the former director of the festival, Winifred Wagner, daughter-in-law of Richard, did likewise by celebrating her Nazi past on camera for Hans JÃ¼rgen Syberberg.”
“Inspired by this veritable bouleversement, H. Feigl impudently defined philoso - phy as “the disease of which it should be the cure.””
“Our author is so perplexed by this inconsistency that he first doubts the fact, and next tries to explain it by alleging that "it may be owing to a _bouleversement_ of the primary.”
“But that the moons of Uranus are contrariwise to those of the other planets, Sir JOHN HERSCHEL has indubitably established; so that the author at any rate upon this point has sustained a bouleversement.”
“No one in Italy has ever said or thought that in the event of a bouleversement in the Adriatic and the Balkans there should be denied to”
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