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Dictionary Definition

turmoil

Noun

1 a violent disturbance; "the convulsions of the stock market" [syn: convulsion, upheaval]
2 violent agitation [syn: tumult]
3 disturbance usually in protest [syn: agitation, excitement, upheaval, hullabaloo]

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English

Noun

turmoil

Translations

chaos
disorder
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Extensive Definition

Turmoil means chaos or disorder. It also has the following uses:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

ado, agitation, ailment, anarchism, anarcho-syndicalism, anarchy, antinomianism, anxiety, anxiousness, arsy-varsiness, bluster, bobbery, boil, boiling, bother, brawl, broil, brouhaha, bustle, cacophony, chaos, churn, clamor, clutter, commotion, confusion, conturbation, criminal syndicalism, discomposure, disorder, disorderliness, disorganization, disquiet, disquietude, disruption, distress, disturbance, dither, donnybrook, donnybrook fair, dustup, ebullience, ebullition, eddy, effervescence, embroilment, excitement, fanaticism, farrago, feery-fary, ferment, fermentation, fever, feverishness, fidgets, flap, flurry, fluster, flutteration, foment, fomentation, foofaraw, fracas, free-for-all, frenzy, fume, furor, furore, fury, fuss, hash, hassle, helter-skelter, higgledy-piggledy, hodgepodge, hubbub, hurly-burly, hurry, hurry-scurry, hysteron proteron, inquietude, jitteriness, jitters, jumble, jumpiness, lather, litter, lynch law, maelstrom, malaise, melee, mess, mishmash, misrule, mob law, mob rule, mobocracy, moil, nerviness, nervosity, nervousness, nihilism, ochlocracy, pandemonium, passion, pell-mell, perturbation, pother, primal chaos, racket, rage, rampage, rebellion, restiveness, restlessness, revolution, riot, roil, rough-and-tumble, roughhouse, rout, row, ruckus, ruction, ruffle, rumpus, scramble, seethe, seething, shindy, stew, stir, storminess, strife, swirl, swirling, syndicalism, tempestuousness, to-do, tohubohu, topsy-turviness, topsy-turvydom, trepidation, trepidity, trouble, tumble, tumult, tumultuation, tumultuousness, turbidity, turbulence, twitter, unease, uneasiness, unholy mess, unrest, unruliness, uproar, upset, vortex, welter, whirl, wildness, yeastiness, zeal, zealousness
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