Definitions

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of roil.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective aroused to impatience or anger
  • adjective (of a liquid) agitated vigorously; in a state of turbulence

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Examples

  • McCain roiled things yesterday, and I think set things back.

    Two Lessons of the Bailout Imbroglio - Swampland - TIME.com

  • In an interview with Baltimore Sun columnist David Zurawik, Williams said he remains emotionally "roiled" by the incident and said, despite being hired full-time by Fox News with a three-year, $2 million contract, "there's an emotional disconnect, because the way it feels to me is like I just got fired and I'm not even sure what I did wrong."

    Juan Williams: Fox News Lets 'Black Guy With A Hispanic Name' Host O'Reilly's Show

  • In an interview with Baltimore Sun columnist David Zurawik, Williams said he remains emotionally "roiled" by the incident and said, despite being hired full-time by Fox News with a three-year, $2 million contract, "there's an emotional disconnect, because the way it feels to me is like I just got fired and I'm not even sure what I did wrong."

    Juan Williams: Fox News Lets 'Black Guy With A Hispanic Name' Host O'Reilly's Show

  • In an interview with Baltimore Sun columnist David Zurawik, Williams said he remains emotionally "roiled" by the incident and said, despite being hired full-time by Fox News with a three-year, $2 million contract, "there's an emotional disconnect, because the way it feels to me is like I just got fired and I'm not even sure what I did wrong."

    Juan Williams: Fox News Lets 'Black Guy With A Hispanic Name' Host O'Reilly's Show

  • In an interview with Baltimore Sun columnist David Zurawik, Williams said he remains emotionally "roiled" by the incident and said, despite being hired full-time by Fox News with a three-year, $2 million contract, "there's an emotional disconnect, because the way it feels to me is like I just got fired and I'm not even sure what I did wrong."

    Juan Williams: Fox News Lets 'Black Guy With A Hispanic Name' Host O'Reilly's Show

  • Politico reports that the possibility has "roiled" Obama-land, with unnamed Obama-ites expressing "a sense of ambivalence about giving a top political plum to a woman they spent 18 months hammering as the compromised standard-bearer of an era that deserves to be forgotten."

    Secretary Of State Hillary: Some Obama Backers Fret, But Obama Camp Sees Her As Team Player

  • Terms like "roiled" and "contagion" are insider words for a spreading panic.

    Danny Schechter: "Contagion" Could Lead to a Financial Tsunami

  • Our open-source pal Hans-Olaf Gutmansdottir aka Hog writes in to say that the "FLOSS commmunity" wtf? has been "roiled" by that item as it turns out that their beloved leader, Richard Stallman, the patron saint of the Free Software movement, apparently has been advertising on that site under fake names.

    Archive 2006-09-01

  • "That change rivals anything that we've seen in the last three years of the smartphone market," said Paul Carton, ChangeWave's director of research, adding that the sudden surge in consumer interest in Android had "roiled" the market.

    PC World

  • The article says President Chen "roiled" the United States.

    Waldo's Virginia Political Blogroll

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  • A riled Irishman.

    March 13, 2009