noun tur·moil \ˈtər-ˌmi(-ə)l\

: a state of confusion or disorder

Full Definition of TURMOIL

:  a state or condition of extreme confusion, agitation, or commotion

Examples of TURMOIL

  1. The country has been in turmoil for the past 10 years.
  2. a period of political turmoil
  3. His life has been in a constant turmoil.

Origin of TURMOIL

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1526
TURMOIL Defined for Kids


noun tur·moil \ˈtər-ˌmil\

Definition of TURMOIL for Kids

:  a very confused or disturbed state or condition <… Tom made an honest effort to study, but the turmoil within him was too great. — Mark Twain, Tom Sawyer>


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