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 intense turmoil involving a senator’s extramarital affair and the covert surveillance of another powerful lawmaker is threatening to disrupt the next session of the Florida Legislature, a top legislator said Thursday.
Recent traumatic hurricanes seem to reflect the country’s human turmoil.
America has a volatile president, Hong Kong’s moneymen are concerned about Chinese meddling and there is turmoil in the Middle East.
In the 1970s, there was Watergate and war and turmoil in the Middle East, and housewives hung ivies, pothos and devil's backbone from their macramé plant hangers.
The collection includes portrait and still life paintings, sculptures and signs, many of which were created during times of political and social turmoil as the United States continued to develop as a nation.
There's been an unusual amount of turmoil behind the scenes at Radio City Music Hall this Christmas season.
Ex-UnitedHealth executive Boudreaux to step in, report says Move would follow collapse of Cigna deal, Obamacare turmoilLess than a year after the implosion of his insurance megadeal, Anthem Inc.
After two-plus years of transition and turmoil, Morton is starting to resemble the program that Roy Richards built before he was forced out after the 2014 season.
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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
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