- A state of great disturbance, confusion, or uncertainty: the country was in turmoil he endured years of inner turmoilMore example sentences
confusion, upheaval(s), turbulence, tumult, disorder, commotion, disturbance, agitation, ferment, unrest, trouble, disruption, upset, convulsions, chaos, mayhem, pandemonium, bedlam, uproar; uncertainty; German Sturm und DrangNorth American • informal tohubohu• archaic moil, coilin a whirl, at sixes and sevens; reeling, spinning, disorientated• informal all over the place, not knowing whether one is coming or going
- 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.
early 16th century: of unknown origin.