Definition of turmoil
: a state or condition of extreme confusion, agitation, or commotion
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.
Origin and Etymology of turmoil
First Known Use: 1526
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
: 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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