fracas
I noun affray, altercation, battle, bickering, blows, brawl, breach of the peace, broil, clash, commotion, conflict, contention, disagreement, discord, dispute, dissension, disturbance, fight, fray, fuss, jangle, jar, melee, noisy quarrel, outbreak, quarrel, riot, row, rowdiness, ruction, scramble, scuffle, set-to, squabble, squall, trouble, tumult, turmoil, tussle, uproar, wrangle associated concepts: disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace II index affray, altercation, belligerency, bluster (commotion), brawl, collision (dispute), commotion, confrontation (altercation), contest (dispute), disaccord, disorder (lack of order), disturbance, embroilment, fight (battle), fray, furor, imbroglio, noise, outbreak, outcry, pandemonium, riot, struggle, turmoil, violence

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  • fracas — [ fraka ] n. m. • 1475 « rupture violente »; it. fracasso → fracasser 1 ♦ Bruit qui résulte d une rupture violente, de chocs; par ext. Bruit violent. Le fracas de l orage, des vagues. ⇒ vacarme. Le jeune homme « laissa tout tomber par terre, avec …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • fracas — FRACAS. s. m. Rupture, ou fracture avec bruit & violence. Horrible fracas. espouventable fracas. grand fracas. estrange fracas. le vent a fait un grand fracas dans cette forest. le tonnerre a tombé sur une Eglise & a fait un grand fracas. Il se… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Fracas — est un parfum créé en 1948 par Robert Piguet. Ce parfum a comme base, une solifleur blanche, la tubéreuse qui est un « parfum en soi, enivrant, qui dégage une personnalité unique ». L écrivain Colette écrivit au sujet de ce parfum  …   Wikipédia en Français

  • fracas — 1727, from Fr. fracas (15c.), from It. fracasso uproar, crash, back formation from fracassare to smash, crash, break in pieces, from fra , aphetic of L. infra below + It. cassare to break, from L. quassare to shake (see QUASH (Cf. quash …   Etymology dictionary

  • fracas — meaning ‘a noisy disturbance’, is pronounced frak ah in BrE and fray kǝs in AmE. Its plural form is also fracas, pronounced frak ahz and fray kǝs respectively …   Modern English usage

  • Fracas — Fra cas (fr[=a] kas; F. fr[.a] k[aum] ; 277), n. [F., crash, din, tumult, It. fracasso, fr. fracassare to break in pieces, perh. fr. fra within, among (L. infra) + cassare to annul, cashier. Cf. {Cashier}, v. t.] An uproar; a noisy quarrel; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fracas — *brawl, broil, melee, row, rumpus, scrap Analogous words: fray, affray, fight, conflict, combat, Contest: altercation, wrangle, *quarrel, squabble: contention, dissension, strife, Oiscord …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • fracas — [n] disturbance, fight affray, altercation, battle, battle royal*, bickering, brawl, broil*, brouhaha, dispute, donnybrook*, feud, flap*, fray, free for all*, hassle, knock down dragout*, melee, mix up*, quarrel, riot, row, ruction, ruffle,… …   New thesaurus

  • fracas — ► NOUN (pl. same or or US fracases) ▪ a noisy disturbance or quarrel. ORIGIN French, from Italian fracassare make an uproar …   English terms dictionary

  • fracas — [frā′kəs, fra′kəs; ] Brit [ fra′kä΄] n. [Fr < It fracasso < fracassare, to smash, prob. blend < frangere (< L: see BREAK) + cassare, to quash, break < L quassare: see QUASH2] a noisy fight or loud quarrel; brawl …   English World dictionary

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