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Definition of turmoil noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [uncountable, singular]
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  1. 1a state of great anxiety and confusion synonym confusion
  2. 2 emotional/mental/political turmoil His statement threw the court into turmoil. Her mind was in (a) turmoil. She felt much calmer after the turmoil of recent weeks.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: turmoil