What is irruption?

  • (noun): A sudden violent entrance; a bursting in.
    Example: "The recent irruption of bad manners"
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "irruption":

  • (noun): A sudden sharp increase in the relative numbers of a population.
  • (noun): A sudden violent spontaneous occurrence (usually of some undesirable condition).
    Synonyms: outbreak, eruption

Famous quotes containing the word irruption:

    This, it will be remembered, was the scene of Mrs. Rowlandson’s capture, and of other events in the Indian wars, but from this July afternoon, and under that mild exterior, those times seemed as remote as the irruption of the Goths. They were the dark age of New England.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)