What does turmoil mean?

Definitions for turmoil
ˈtɜr mɔɪltur·moil

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word turmoil.

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

Wiktionary

  1. turmoil(Noun)

    A state of great disorder or uncertainty.

    Etymology: 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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Turmoil

    tur′moil, n. harassing labour: disturbance.—v.t. to harass with commotion: to weary.—v.i. to be disquieted or in commotion. [Perh. L. tremĕre, to shake.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of turmoil in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of turmoil in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of turmoil in a Sentence

  1. Paul Dergarabedian:

    In the midst of the massive political turmoil of the mid-1960's Vietnam era, audiences found solace in the lives and music of the singing Von Trapp family.

  2. Kurt Busch:

    I tried to donate it back to the Boston Aquarium. I didn't want to eat the poor guy, but I learned that, when you are on the bottom of the ocean for 80 years and you are dragged up to the surface, you are not all that happy. The stress and turmoil for the lobster, he wasn't going to make it anyway. We probably should have cooked him up, dipped him in butter and celebrated.

  3. Scott Croswell:

    What Judge Hunter wants to do is play by Judge Hunter own set of rules, that's the very attitude and the very conduct that put Judge Hunter in the predicament that Judge Hunter's in and, frankly, has caused all this pain to Judge Hunter and caused all this turmoil to the community.

  4. Joseph Schumpeter:

    Economic progress, in capitalist society, means turmoil.

  5. Elvis Picardo:

    The implications of a rise in royalty rates would be quite negative for the Canadian energy sector, coming as it would at a time of unprecedented turmoil caused by the plunge in crude oil prices, the incipient recovery we have been seeing lately in the energy sector could well be quashed.

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Translations for turmoil

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  • Unruhe, Unordnung, Tumult, AufruhrGerman
  • turbulencia, dificultad, desordenSpanish
  • sekasorto, myllerrys, kaaosFinnish
  • chaos, désordreFrench
  • scompiglio, disordine, caosItalian
  • ქაოსიGeorgian
  • အရှုပ်အထွေးBurmese
  • zamieszaniePolish
  • потрясение, беспорядок, смута, суматоха, хаос, смятениеRussian
  • సంక్షోభంTelugu
  • خرابیUrdu

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