Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun turmoil

3 senses of turmoil

Sense 1
convulsion, turmoil, upheaval -- (a violent disturbance; "the convulsions of the stock market")
       => disturbance, disruption, commotion, flutter, hurly burly, to-do, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, kerfuffle -- (a disorderly outburst or tumult; "they were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused")

Sense 2
tumult, turmoil -- (violent agitation)
       => agitation -- (the feeling of being agitated; not calm)

Sense 3
agitation, excitement, turmoil, upheaval, hullabaloo -- (disturbance usually in protest)
       => disturbance -- (the act of disturbing something or someone; setting something in motion)

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