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turmoil

tur·moil

turmoil

 
 
pronunciation:
tuhr moIl
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition: a state of great agitation, disturbance, or confused excitement; commotion; tumult.
The collapse of the government plunged the country into turmoil.The boy was in turmoil over his parents' bitter divorce.
synonyms:
chaos, commotion, hubbub, tumult, uproar
antonyms:
peace, tranquility
similar words:
agitation, anarchy, brouhaha, cataclysm, coil, confusion, convulsion, disorder, disturbance, ferment, fluster, furor, hurly-burly, lather, maelstrom, melee, moil, pandemonium, stir, tempest, turbulence, unrest
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