turmoil

  • 1 Turmoil — means chaos or disorder. It also has the following uses:* Turmoil (1984 video game), a 1984 video game released by Bug Byte *The Triplane Turmoil series, a 1996 video game by Finnish Dodekaedron Software and its sequel * Team in Turmoil , the… …

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  • 2 Turmoil — Tur 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. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Turmoil — Tur*moil , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Turmoiled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Turmoiling}.] To harass with commotion; to disquiet; to worry. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] It is her fatal misfortune . . . to be miserably tossed and turmoiled with these storms of… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Turmoil — Tur*moil , v. i. To be disquieted or confused; to be in commotion. [Obs.] Milton. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 turmoil — I noun activity, ado, agitation, bedlam, bustle, chaos, commotion, confusion, convulsion, discord, disorder, disquiet, distraction, disturbance, excitement, ferment, fracas, fuss, havoc, huddle, imbroglio, jumble, melee, muddle, pandemonium,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 turmoil — (n.) 1520s, perhaps an alteration of M.Fr. tremouille mill hopper, in reference to the hopper s constant motion to and fro, from L. trimodia vessel containing three modii, from modius, a Roman dry measure, related to modus measure. Attested… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 turmoil — *commotion, agitation, tumult, turbulence, confusion, convulsion, upheaval Analogous words: agitation, disquiet, disturbance, perturbation (see corresponding verbs at DISCOMPOSE): restlessness, nervousness, uneasiness, jitteriness (see… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 turmoil — [n] chaos agitation, ailment, anxiety, anxiousness, bedlam, bustle, commotion, confusion, disorder, disquiet, disquietude, distress, disturbance, dither, ferment, flap*, flurry, freefor all*, fuss, hassle*, hectic, hubbub*, lather*, mix up, noise …

    New thesaurus

  • 9 turmoil — ► NOUN ▪ a state of great disturbance, confusion, or uncertainty. ORIGIN of unknown origin …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 turmoil — [tʉr′moil΄] n. [tur (< ? TURBULENT) + MOIL] tumult; commotion; uproar; confusion …

    English World dictionary

  • 11 turmoil — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ constant ▪ Her mind was in a state of constant turmoil. ▪ great ▪ emotional, inner, internal, mental …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 turmoil — n. in (a) turmoil (the country was in turmoil) * * * [ tɜːmɔɪl] in (a) turmoil (the country was in turmoil) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 13 turmoil — tur|moil [ˈtə:mɔıl US ˈtə:r ] n [singular, U] a state of confusion, excitement, or anxiety political/emotional/economic/religious etc turmoil ▪ the prospect of another week of political turmoil in (a) turmoil ▪ Ashley gazed at him, her thoughts… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 turmoil — [[t]tɜ͟ː(r)mɔɪl[/t]] turmoils N VAR: usu with supp, oft in N Turmoil is a state of confusion, disorder, uncertainty, or great anxiety. ...the political turmoil of 1989... Her marriage was in turmoil... Your mind is in such a turmoil you do not… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 turmoil — noun political turmoil in turmoil Syn: confusion, upheaval, turbulence, tumult, disorder, disturbance, agitation, ferment, unrest, disquiet, trouble, disruption, chaos, mayhem; uncertainty Ant …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 16 turmoil — [ˈtɜːmɔɪl] noun [U] a situation in which there is a lot of excitement or uncontrolled activity economic/political turmoil[/ex] Her life seemed to be in turmoil.[/ex] …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 17 turmoil — /terr moyl/, n. 1. a state of great commotion, confusion, or disturbance; tumult; agitation; disquiet: mental turmoil caused by difficult decisions. 2. Obs. harassing labor. [1505 15; orig. as v.: to agitate; etym. uncert.; perh. TUR(N) + MOIL]… …

    Universalium

  • 18 turmoil — tur|moil [ tɜr,mɔıl ] noun uncount a state of excitement or uncontrolled activity: Her life seemed to be in turmoil …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 turmoil — noun (uncountable, singular) a state of confusion, excitement, and trouble: The country is in complete turmoil …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 turmoil — UK [ˈtɜː(r)mɔɪl] / US [ˈtɜrˌmɔɪl] noun [uncountable] a state of excitement or uncontrolled activity Her life seemed to be in turmoil …

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