Definitions for turmoilˈtɜr mɔɪl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tur•moilˈtɜr mɔɪl(n.)

  1. a state of great commotion, confusion, or disturbance; tumult; agitation; disquiet.

  2. Obs. hard labor; toil.

Origin of turmoil:

1505–15; orig. as v.: to agitate; of uncert. orig.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. convulsion, turmoil, upheaval(noun)

    a violent disturbance

    "the convulsions of the stock market"

  2. tumult, turmoil(noun)

    violent agitation

  3. agitation, excitement, turmoil, upheaval, hullabaloo(noun)

    disturbance usually in protest

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. turmoil(noun)ˈtɜr mɔɪl

    a state of extreme confusion and disturbance

    The political turmoil has led to riots.; a city that has been thrown into turmoil.

Wiktionary

  1. turmoil(Noun)

    A state of great disorder or uncertainty.

  2. Origin: origin. Perhaps from .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Turmoil(noun)

    harassing labor; trouble; molestation by tumult; disturbance; worrying confusion

  2. Turmoil(verb)

    to harass with commotion; to disquiet; to worry

  3. Turmoil(verb)

    to be disquieted or confused; to be in commotion


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

turmoil(noun)

a state of wild confused movement or disorder

The crowd / His mind was in (a) turmoil.

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