Examples of turmoil in a Sentence
The country has been in turmoil for the past 10 years.
a period of political turmoil
His life has been in a constant turmoil.
Recent Examples of turmoil from the Web
The flip side, however, is that any prolonged economic downturn in China could fuel the political turmoil that Beijing’s leaders clearly fear.
Meanwhile, as political turmoil subsides in Europe, the region is helping to offset faltering demand from China.
If the transition from 11-man football to the eight-man game was supposed to be difficult, the Flintridge Prep football team did a wonderful job concealing the turmoil.
Long before recent political turmoil across the pond came to a head, Britain made a literal break for it and physically separated from mainland Europe.
In the years of legal turmoil that followed the May 2007 robbery, families of the two deceased victims and the two surviving victims have not felt justice.
There was the freshman turmoil, but in her sophomore season Gilchrist began working herself more into the lineup.
The divorcee in turmoil said she was done mourning.
Since the mid-1980s political turmoil has killed at least 44,000 in the Vale, and sadly forced the flight of its ancient 150,000-strong Hindu minority.
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Origin and Etymology of turmoil
First Known Use: 1526See Words from the same year
Synonymsdisquiet, ferment, fermentation, restiveness, restlessness, Sturm und Drang, unrest, uneasiness, unquietness
Antonymscalm, ease, peace, peacefulness, quiet, tranquillity (or tranquility)
Related Wordsfidgets; agitation, commotion, confusion, excitement, hubbub, moil, stir, storm, trouble, tumult, tumultuousness, turbulence, upheaval, uproar, unsettlement; disruption, perturbation; agitation, anxiety, disquietude, inquietude, queasiness, tension, unease; anarchy, chaos, disorder, welter
Near Antonymsorder, orderliness
TURMOIL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of turmoil for English Language Learners
: a state of confusion or disorder
TURMOIL Defined for Kids
Definition of turmoil for Students
- … Tom made an honest effort to study, but the turmoil within him was too great.
- —Mark Twain, Tom Sawyer
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