Synonyms of whirlwind in English:



  • 1 the building was hit by a hellish whirlwind
    North American informal twister
    Australian/New Zealand informal willy-willy
  • 2 a hectic whirlwind of activity
    bedlam, madhouse, mayhem, maelstrom, babel, chaos, pandemonium, uproar, turmoil, turbulence, swirl, tumult, hurly-burly, commotion, disorder, jumble, disarray, confusion, seething mass, welter
    informal all hell broken loose
    North American three-ring circus
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