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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Definitions - Ruction

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A now, a new word, at least for me.

Anyone know what a ruction is? Rhymes with fluxion and suction.

It dates from about 1825 and is of unknown origin. My Webster's says it could be short for insurrection. Ruckus, dating from 1890 is possibly a blend of ruction and rumpus.

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Ruction: A rough and often noisy fight. The tomcats outside my window caused such a ruction I was kept up half the night. 

Ruction: A state of noisy, confused activity. There was a ruction on the floor of the political convention.

Plural: There will be runtions when she learns he cheated on her.

I think it's a great word.

Synonyms include:
ado, affray, altercation, argument, ballyhoo, blather, bobbery, bother, brawl, broil, bustle, clash, clatter, clutter, combat, commotion, conflict, contest, din, dispute, disturbance, donnybrook,
fisticuffs, flurry, foofaraw, fracas, fray, free-for-all, fun, furor, fuss, fuss and bother, handgrips, hassle, helter-skelter, hoo-ha, hoopla, horseplay, hubble-bubble, hubbub, hullabaloo, hurly, hurly-burly, hurricane,
hurry, hurry-scurry, hustle, kerfuffle, kickup, melee, moil, pandemonium, pother, quarrel, rough-and-tumble, roughhousing, row, ruckus, rumpus, scrap, scrimmage, scuffle, shindy, skirmish, spat, squabble, squall, stew, stir, storm, struggle, tiff, to-do, tumult, turmoil, tussle, uproar, welter, whirl, wrangle, zoo

Okay, now it's your turn. Give us a sentence using the word ruction.

24 comments:

  1. The dogs are having a complete ruction and keeping my from writing in my WIP.

    Yes, yes they are.

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  2. If you can't play together without causing a ruction, you go to the top of the stairs and you go to the bottom.

    Why, yes, that is based on reality :-)

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  3. It IS a great word! My brain cells had a ruction when they heard it.

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  4. I always thought ruction was a made up word.

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  5. I love the word "ruction" because it is onomatopoeia.

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  6. That is a great word. I love it! My kids cause such a ruction when the mash potatoes flew across the room.

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  7. Great word. One I could use in everyday conversation with my life. :)

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  8. With all the ruction in the complex, I got a headache.

    I love the word. It has a scrapy quality. Bet I could work it into a poem too.

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  9. My life is full of ruction. Day in and day out. :-)

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  10. Conjunction runction, what's your function .... sung to that old Saturday morning kids song.

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  11. This is a great word! I love words like this that don't quite sound real, but are.

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  12. I wondered if ruckus was a variation!

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  13. I'm worried that my upcoming conference call is going to result in the usual ruction.

    (Great word!)

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  14. Sunday night's debate had many ructions that seemed pointless.

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  15. Ha, I've not heard of ruction before. Love the word.

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  16. Nice word--can't imagine using it though, but you never know!

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  17. I prefer a ruckus over ruction.

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  18. I'm reading history books and have come across insurrection several times, but never a ruction ...

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  19. ooo... ruction. I love it! I also love hurly-burly and kickup! :D <3

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  20. This is a great word and one of those that I read and think it's not a real word. And then I'm in awe when I find out it is. Cool!

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  21. I too, wondered if ruckus came from this word. I always laugh when Patrick comes up to SpongeBob and asks, "What's all the ruckus?"

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  22. It is a great word. I use ruckus but have never heard of ruction.

    Next time my turkey toms are fighting I will yell, "What's all this ruction about?"

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