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Noun: turmoil  'tur,moyl
  1. A violent disturbance
    "the turmoils of the stock market";
    - convulsion, upheaval
     
  2. Violent agitation
    - tumult
     
  3. Disturbance usually in protest
    - agitation, excitement, upheaval, hullabaloo, hullaballoo

Derived forms: turmoils

Type of: agitation, carry-on [Brit], commotion, disruption, disturbance, flutter, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, hurly burly, kerfuffle, to-do

Encyclopedia: Turmoil