- A state of great disturbance, confusion, or uncertainty: the country was in turmoil he endured years of inner turmoilMore 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.
early 16th century: of unknown origin.