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Princeton's WordNet

  1. convulsion, turmoil, upheaval(noun)

    a violent disturbance

    "the convulsions of the stock market"

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

  2. tumult, turmoil(noun)

    violent agitation

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

  3. agitation, excitement, turmoil, upheaval, hullabaloo(noun)

    disturbance usually in protest

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


  1. turmoil(noun)

    disorder, chaos

  2. turmoil(noun)

    A state of great disorder or uncertainty.

    chaos, disorder

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. turmoil(n.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. turmoil(n)

    commotion, uproar, tumult, turbulence, agitation

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  1. Clarksons Platou analyst Frode Morkedal:

    ( The) fundamental problem is not fleet growth but negative demand growth. Slowing economic growth and significant turmoil in commodity prices is resulting in extremely low chartering activity.

  2. Michael Townshend:

    Iraq is going through its own turmoil about how much budget it can spend because every dollar that we spend, we claim back and it has to fit in their budget as well.

  3. Jason Brodsky:

    The regimes priority remains its own survival and financing its proxies and partners over its people. Even during this time of economic turmoil, according to the U.S. State Department, Irans supreme leader just last month increased funding for the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps 33 percent higher than President Rouhanis original request and more than doubled the funding of the Basij. So, the risk of diversion of funds looms large.

  4. Lee Zeldin:

    Despite some personal turmoil, I remain hopeful for the future for both my family and for our nation.

  5. Donald Trump:

    Wisconsin is doing terribly. It's in turmoil, the roads are a disaster because they don't have money to rebuild them.

Translations for turmoil

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  • Unruhe, Unordnung, Tumult, AufruhrGerman
  • turbulencia, dificultad, desordenSpanish
  • sekasorto, myllerrys, kaaosFinnish
  • chaos, désordreFrench
  • scompiglio, disordine, caosItalian
  • ქაოსიGeorgian
  • အရှုပ်အထွေးBurmese
  • zamieszaniePolish
  • потрясение, беспорядок, смута, суматоха, хаос, смятениеRussian
  • సంక్షోభంTelugu
  • خرابیUrdu

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