from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A state of extreme confusion or agitation; commotion or tumult: a country in turmoil over labor strikes.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A state of great disorder or uncertainty.
- v. To be disquieted or confused; to be in commotion.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Harassing labor; trouble; molestation by tumult; disturbance; worrying confusion.
- intransitive v. To be disquieted or confused; to be in commotion.
- transitive v. To harass with commotion; to disquiet; to worry.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To disturb; agitate; trouble; disquiet.
- To labor amid trouble, worriment, or vexation; be disquieted or in trouble; worry.
- n. Distracting stir, bustle, commotion, confusion, or din; tumult; disturbance; agitation; trouble; disquiet.
- n. Synonyms Confusion, bustle, uproar.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. disturbance usually in protest
- n. violent agitation
- n. a violent disturbance
Ohio, where the Republicans have been in turmoil, is considered particularly ripe.
SM: Describe in more depth what you called turmoil, chaos.
The core issue is actually pretty simple: do we want to run the risk of enduring some short term turmoil today as a possible consequence of not raising the debt ceiling?
X, due out in March), Minogue does admit the label turmoil has affected her world.
The government was in turmoil, which made the trip affordable for me.
I've heard many people castigate Kibaki and Odinga, folks saying that our nation is in turmoil so Obama couldn't visit.
"If we increase the yuan by 20% or 40%, as some people are calling for, many of our factories will shut down and society will be in turmoil," he said.
The Philanthropist is the story of uber rich CEO Teddy Rist (James Purefoy) left in turmoil after the death of a child and a messy divorce.
Meanwhile, the media focuses on voter anger about the economy - while rarely making the point that most of that economic turmoil is a result of Republican policies from the previous administration.
With global markets in turmoil, governments around the world have been busy putting out the fires of market-originated crises and laying the groundwork to rebuild in their aftermath.