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Meaning of TURMOIL

Pronunciation:  'turmoyl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  disturbance usually in protest
  2. [n]  violent agitation
  3. [n]  a disorderly outburst or tumult; "they were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused"

TURMOIL is a 7 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: agitation, commotion, disruption, disturbance, excitement, flutter, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, hullabaloo, hurly burly, kerfuffle, stir, to-do, tumult, upheaval
 See Also: agitation, disorder, disturbance, garboil, incident, storm, storm center, storm centre, tempest, tumult, tumultuousness, uproar



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Tur"moil\, n. [Of uncertain origin; perhaps fr. OF.
    tremouille the hopper of a mill, trembler to tremble (cf. E.
    tremble); influenced by E. turn and moil.]
    Harassing labor; trouble; molestation by tumult; disturbance;
    worrying confusion.
          And there I'll rest, as after much turmoil, A blessed
          soul doth in Elysium.                    --Shak.
  2. \Tur*moil"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Turmoiled}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Turmoiling}.]
    To harass with commotion; to disquiet; to worry. [Obs.]
          It is her fatal misfortune . . . to be miserably tossed
          and turmoiled with these storms of affliction.
  3. \Tur*moil"\, v. i.
    To be disquieted or confused; to be in commotion. [Obs.]