Turmoil meaning

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Turmoil is defined as a state of upset and confusion.

An example of turmoil is the feelings one has if they need to quickly relocate to a new city.

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A state of extreme confusion or agitation; commotion or tumult.

A country in turmoil over labor strikes.

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A state of great disorder or uncertainty.
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(obsolete, intransitive) To be disquieted or confused; to be in commotion.

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(obsolete) To harass with commotion; to disquiet; to worry.
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Tumult; commotion; uproar; confusion.
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Origin of turmoil

  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Unknown origin. Perhaps from Old French tremouille (“the hopper of a mill").

    From Wiktionary