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ˈtɜr mɔɪltur·moil

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  1. turmoilnoun

    disorder, chaos

  2. turmoilnoun

    A state of great disorder or uncertainty.

    chaos, disorder

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  1. convulsion, turmoil, upheavalnoun

    a violent disturbance

    "the convulsions of the stock market"

    agitation, uplift, excitement, turbulence, fit, upthrust, paroxysm, tumult, convulsion, hullabaloo, upthrow, upheaval

  2. tumult, turmoilnoun

    violent agitation

    agitation, commotion, ruction, convulsion, rumpus, tumult, hullabaloo, din, garboil, ruckus, uproar, tumultuousness, excitement, upheaval

  3. agitation, excitement, turmoil, upheaval, hullabaloonoun

    disturbance usually in protest

    fervor, upthrow, upthrust, tempestuousness, turbulence, excitement, unrest, ferment, hullabaloo, uplift, excitation, agitation, exhilaration, fervour, fermentation, convulsion, tumult, upheaval, inflammation

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  1. turmoilnoun

    tumult, agitation, disturbance, disorder, turbulence, confusion, commotion, uproar, bustle, huddle, hurly-burly

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. turmoilnoun

    commotion, uproar, tumult, turbulence, agitation

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  1. Paulo Pereira:

    If market turmoil and volatility persist, we will see a polarization between companies in more resilient sectors which can better withstand this crisis, and distressed players in the worst-affected sectors which will be starving for cash.

  2. Markus Huber:

    (ECB chief) Mario Draghi will probably hint, if not say, that if markets continue being in turmoil there will be more QE (bond-buying).

  3. Dale Carnegie:

    When we hate our enemies, we are giving them power over us: power over our sleep, our appetites, our blood pressure, our health, and our happiness. Our enemies would dance with joy if only they knew how they were worrying us, lacerating us, and getting even with us! Our hate is not hurting them at all, but our hate is turning our own days and nights into a hellish turmoil.

  4. Jon Voight:

    My dear friends, we're all saddened by so much turmoil that has been brought upon this life we live, can this darkness be lifted ? Can we all share joy once again and see eye to eye ?

  5. Wu Sike:

    The interfering policies of the United States, Europe and other Western nations and their trying to push their own values to change the Middle East have bought long-term turmoil and have been an important inducement to this wave of refugees.

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  • Aufruhr, Unruhe, Tumult, UnordnungGerman
  • turbulencia, dificultad, desordenSpanish
  • sekasorto, kaaos, myllerrysFinnish
  • chaos, désordreFrench
  • disordine, scompiglio, caosItalian
  • ქაოსიGeorgian
  • အရှုပ်အထွေးBurmese
  • zamieszaniePolish
  • смута, смятение, потрясение, хаос, беспорядок, суматохаRussian
  • సంక్షోభంTelugu
  • خرابیUrdu

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