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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 [informal], hullaballoo

Derived forms: turmoils

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

Encyclopedia: Turmoil