1. turmoil

noun. ['ˈtɝːˌmɔɪl'] a violent disturbance.


  • kerfuffle
  • hoo-hah
  • convulsion
  • hurly burly
  • to-do
  • commotion
  • upheaval
  • flutter
  • disruption
  • disturbance


  • composure
  • equanimity
  • quiet
  • sang-froid

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Rhymes with Turmoil

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How do you pronounce turmoil?

Pronounce turmoil as ˈtərˌmɔɪl.

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Sentences with turmoil

1. Noun, singular or mass
Employees who gossip create turmoil and are destructive to a business and shouldn't be tolerated.

Quotes about turmoil

1. There is only one secure foundation: a genuine, deep relationship with Jesus Christ, which will carry you through any and all turmoil. No matter what storms are raging all around, you'll stand firm if you stand on His love.
- Charles Stanley

2. Nobody wanted your dance,Nobody wanted your strange glitter, your flounderingDrowning life and your effort to save yourself,Treading water, dancing the dark turmoil,Looking for something to give.
- Ted Hughes, Birthday Letters

3. So no, I’m not too big on religion...and not very fond of politics or economics either...And why should I be? They are the man-created trinity of terrors that ravages the earth and deceives those I care about. What mental turmoil and anxiety does any human face that is not related to one of those three?
- Wm. Paul Young, The Shack

2. turmoil

noun. ['ˈtɝːˌmɔɪl'] violent agitation.


  • agitation


  • unexciting
  • serenity

3. turmoil

noun. ['ˈtɝːˌmɔɪl'] disturbance usually in protest.


  • upheaval
  • disturbance
  • hullabaloo
  • agitation


  • fall
  • inactivity
  • sorrow
  • exciting