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5 definitions found
 for turmoil
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Turmoil \Tur*moil"\, v. i.
     To be disquieted or confused; to be in commotion. [Obs.]
     --Milton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Turmoil \Tur"moil\ (t[^u]r"moil) sometimes (t[^u]r*moil"), n.
     [Of uncertain origin; perhaps fr. OF. tremouille the hopper
     of a mill, trembler to tremble (cf. E. tremble); influenced
     by E. turn and moil.]
     Harassing labor; trouble; molestation by tumult; disturbance;
     worrying confusion.
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           And there I'll rest, as after much turmoil,
           A blessed soul doth in Elysium.          --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Turmoil \Tur*moil"\ (t[^u]r*moil"), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Turmoiled (t[^u]r*moil"d); p. pr. & vb. n. Turmoiling.]
     To harass with commotion; to disquiet; to worry. [Obs.]
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           It is her fatal misfortune . . . to be miserably tossed
           and turmoiled with these storms of affliction.
                                                    --Spenser.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  turmoil
      n 1: a violent disturbance; "the convulsions of the stock
           market" [syn: convulsion, turmoil, upheaval]
      2: violent agitation [syn: tumult, turmoil]
      3: disturbance usually in protest [syn: agitation,
         excitement, turmoil, upheaval, hullabaloo]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  166 Moby Thesaurus words for "turmoil":
     ado, agitation, ailment, anarchism, anarcho-syndicalism, anarchy,
     antinomianism, anxiety, anxiousness, arsy-varsiness, bluster,
     bobbery, boil, boiling, bother, brawl, broil, brouhaha, bustle,
     cacophony, chaos, churn, clamor, clutter, commotion, confusion,
     conturbation, criminal syndicalism, discomposure, disorder,
     disorderliness, disorganization, disquiet, disquietude, disruption,
     distress, disturbance, dither, donnybrook, donnybrook fair, dustup,
     ebullience, ebullition, eddy, effervescence, embroilment,
     excitement, fanaticism, farrago, feery-fary, ferment, fermentation,
     fever, feverishness, fidgets, flap, flurry, fluster, flutteration,
     foment, fomentation, foofaraw, fracas, free-for-all, frenzy, fume,
     furor, furore, fury, fuss, hash, hassle, helter-skelter,
     higgledy-piggledy, hodgepodge, hubbub, hurly-burly, hurry,
     hurry-scurry, hysteron proteron, inquietude, jitteriness, jitters,
     jumble, jumpiness, lather, litter, lynch law, maelstrom, malaise,
     melee, mess, mishmash, misrule, mob law, mob rule, mobocracy, moil,
     nerviness, nervosity, nervousness, nihilism, ochlocracy,
     pandemonium, passion, pell-mell, perturbation, pother,
     primal chaos, racket, rage, rampage, rebellion, restiveness,
     restlessness, revolution, riot, roil, rough-and-tumble, roughhouse,
     rout, row, ruckus, ruction, ruffle, rumpus, scramble, seethe,
     seething, shindy, stew, stir, storminess, strife, swirl, swirling,
     syndicalism, tempestuousness, to-do, tohubohu, topsy-turviness,
     topsy-turvydom, trepidation, trepidity, trouble, tumble, tumult,
     tumultuation, tumultuousness, turbidity, turbulence, twitter,
     unease, uneasiness, unholy mess, unrest, unruliness, uproar, upset,
     vortex, welter, whirl, wildness, yeastiness, zeal, zealousness
  
  

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