Definition of turmoil in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtəːmɔɪl/


[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.
confusion, upheaval(s), turbulence, tumult, disorder, commotion, disturbance, agitation, ferment, unrest, trouble, disruption, upset, convulsions, chaos, mayhem, pandemonium, bedlam, uproar;
German Sturm und Drang
North American informal tohubohu
archaic moil, coil
in confusion, in a whirl, at sixes and sevens;
reeling, spinning, disorientated
informal all over the place, not knowing whether one is coming or going


Early 16th century: of unknown origin.

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