An example of turmoil is the feelings one has if they need to quickly relocate to a new city.
Origin of turmoiltur- (; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps turbulent) + moil
Origin of turmoilOrigin unknown.
(usually uncountable, plural turmoils)
(third-person singular simple present turmoils, present participle turmoiling, simple past and past participle turmoiled)
- (obsolete, intransitive) To be disquieted or confused; to be in commotion.
- (obsolete) To harass with commotion; to disquiet; to worry.
Unknown origin. Perhaps from Old French tremouille (“the hopper of a mill").