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tur·moil

 (tûr′moil′)
n.
A state of extreme confusion or agitation; commotion or tumult: a country in turmoil over labor strikes.

[Origin unknown.]

turmoil

(ˈtɜːmɔɪl)
n
violent or confused movement; agitation; tumult
vb
archaic to make or become turbulent
[C16: perhaps from turn + moil]

tur•moil

(ˈtɜr mɔɪl)

n.
1. a state of great commotion, confusion, or disturbance; tumult; agitation; disquiet.
2. Obs. hard labor; toil.
[1505–15; orig. as v.: to agitate; of uncertain orig.]

Turmoil

 of porpoises: [From the disturbed water where they meet and sport.]

turmoil


Past participle: turmoiled
Gerund: turmoiling

Imperative
turmoil
turmoil
Present
I turmoil
you turmoil
he/she/it turmoils
we turmoil
you turmoil
they turmoil
Preterite
I turmoiled
you turmoiled
he/she/it turmoiled
we turmoiled
you turmoiled
they turmoiled
Present Continuous
I am turmoiling
you are turmoiling
he/she/it is turmoiling
we are turmoiling
you are turmoiling
they are turmoiling
Present Perfect
I have turmoiled
you have turmoiled
he/she/it has turmoiled
we have turmoiled
you have turmoiled
they have turmoiled
Past Continuous
I was turmoiling
you were turmoiling
he/she/it was turmoiling
we were turmoiling
you were turmoiling
they were turmoiling
Past Perfect
I had turmoiled
you had turmoiled
he/she/it had turmoiled
we had turmoiled
you had turmoiled
they had turmoiled
Future
I will turmoil
you will turmoil
he/she/it will turmoil
we will turmoil
you will turmoil
they will turmoil
Future Perfect
I will have turmoiled
you will have turmoiled
he/she/it will have turmoiled
we will have turmoiled
you will have turmoiled
they will have turmoiled
Future Continuous
I will be turmoiling
you will be turmoiling
he/she/it will be turmoiling
we will be turmoiling
you will be turmoiling
they will be turmoiling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been turmoiling
you have been turmoiling
he/she/it has been turmoiling
we have been turmoiling
you have been turmoiling
they have been turmoiling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been turmoiling
you will have been turmoiling
he/she/it will have been turmoiling
we will have been turmoiling
you will have been turmoiling
they will have been turmoiling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been turmoiling
you had been turmoiling
he/she/it had been turmoiling
we had been turmoiling
you had been turmoiling
they had been turmoiling
Conditional
I would turmoil
you would turmoil
he/she/it would turmoil
we would turmoil
you would turmoil
they would turmoil
Past Conditional
I would have turmoiled
you would have turmoiled
he/she/it would have turmoiled
we would have turmoiled
you would have turmoiled
they would have turmoiled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.turmoil - a violent disturbanceturmoil - a violent disturbance; "the convulsions of the stock market"
commotion, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, hurly burly, kerfuffle, to-do, disruption, disturbance, flutter - a disorderly outburst or tumult; "they were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused"
2.turmoil - violent agitationturmoil - violent agitation      
agitation - the feeling of being agitated; not calm
3.turmoil - disturbance usually in protestturmoil - disturbance usually in protest  
disturbance - the act of disturbing something or someone; setting something in motion

turmoil

turmoil

noun
1. A state of discomposure:
Informal: lather, stew.
2. An interruption of regular procedure or of public peace:
Informal: flap, to-do.
3. A state of uneasiness and usually resentment brewing to an eventual explosion:
Translations
إضْطِراب، هياج
zmatek
oprør
ringulreiî, uppnám
jukasnemiers

turmoil

[ˈtɜːmɔɪl] Nconfusión f, desorden m; (mental) → trastorno m
we had complete turmoil for a weekdurante una semana reinó la confusión
to be in turmoil [person] → estar totalmente confuso; [house] → estar alborotado

turmoil

[ˈtɜːrmɔɪl] n (political, economic)bouleversement m; (in person's life)bouleversement m
in turmoil [economy, nation] → en plein bouleversement
to be in turmoil [economy, nation] → être en plein bouleversement; [person, life, mind, marriage] → être en plein bouleversement

turmoil

nAufruhr m; (= confusion)Durcheinander nt; he was glad to escape from the turmoil of politicser war froh, dass er sich aus der Hektik der Politik zurückziehen konnte; everything is in a turmoilalles ist in Aufruhr; her mind was in a turmoilsie war völlig verwirrt; her mind was in a turmoil of indecisionsie wusste überhaupt nicht mehr, wie sie sich entscheiden sollte

turmoil

[ˈtɜːmɔɪl] nconfusione f, tumulto
to be in a turmoil → essere in uno stato di confusione

turmoil

(ˈtəːmoil) noun
a state of wild confused movement or disorder. The crowd / His mind was in (a) turmoil.
References in classic literature ?
There was nothing which so quieted the turmoil of Edna's senses as a visit to Mademoiselle Reisz.
This uncaptivating effect is perhaps due to the period of hardly accomplished revolution, and still seething turmoil, in which the story shaped itself.
Others of the sailors joined with them in this attempt, and a twisted turmoil ensued; while standing out of harm's way, the valiant captain danced up and down with a whale-pike, calling upon his officers to manhandle that atrocious scoundrel, and smoke him along to the quarter-deck.
After that he turned back, and for five minutes paced up and down, his hands clenched tightly and his lips set, his mind in a turmoil.
And now ensued the usual turmoil of landing--waiters running twenty ways at once--men tugging trunks, carpet-bags, boxes--women anxiously calling to their children, and everybody crowding in a dense mass to the plank towards the landing.
They who have been traveling long on the steppes of Tartary say, "On re-entering cultivated lands, the agitation, perplexity, and turmoil of civilization oppressed and suffocated us; the air seemed to fail us, and we felt every moment as if about to die of asphyxia.
Mercedes and I are not much alarmed about the horse, although this part of Spain is in something of a turmoil, politically, at present, and there is a good deal of lawlessness.
The wonderful turmoil went on--presently a bright spark sprung from a blade, and that blade broken in several pieces, sent one of its fragments flying to the ceiling.
As the school quieted down Tom made an honest effort to study, but the turmoil within him was too great.
In the ceaseless turmoil of the London streets, she was with him now.
She was perfectly quiet now, but not asleep-- only soothed by sweet porridge and warmth into that wide-gazing calm which makes us older human beings, with our inward turmoil, feel a certain awe in the presence of a little child, such as we feel before some quiet majesty or beauty in the earth or sky--before a steady glowing planet, or a full-flowered eglantine, or the bending trees over a silent pathway.
A quarter of an hour afterwards, amidst an extraordinary turmoil of applause, Sibyl Vane stepped on to the stage.