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turmoil

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Pronunciation: /ˈtəːmɔɪl
 
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Definition of turmoil in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A state of great disturbance, confusion, or uncertainty: the country was in turmoil he endured years of inner turmoil
More example sentences
  • His party piece is inner turmoil, and he does brooding intensity better than just about anyone.
  • Every muscle is blown up out of proportion, yet there is no hint of inner conflict or turmoil.
  • Sitting on his bed, he felt inner turmoil about it again as he did on countless occasions.
Synonyms
uncertainty;
North American informal tohubohu
archaic moil, coil
informal all over the place, not knowing whether one is coming or going

Origin

early 16th century: of unknown origin.

Words that rhyme with turmoil

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