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Synonyms for turmoil

Synonyms for turmoil

an interruption of regular procedure or of public peace

a state of uneasiness and usually resentment brewing to an eventual explosion

Synonyms for turmoil

violent agitation


Related Words

disturbance usually in protest

References in classic literature ?
Mars and dread Enyo led them on, she fraught with ruthless turmoil of battle, while Mars wielded a monstrous spear, and went about, now in front of Hector and now behind him.
In my terror and turmoil of mind I could imagine nothing less than that the Old Nick, at the moment of our overturn, had annihilated my wife and jumped into her petticoats.
The whole structure of glowing logs fell down, raising a small turmoil of white ashes and sparks.
But, as usual, he walked to and fro, and during the day did not pass from out the turmoil of that street.
After a few minutes of watching, it became apparent to the three men that the turmoil far below had not yet ceased.
There was a turmoil in the audience--someone screamed, two ladies in the front row fell senseless from their chairs, and there was a general movement upon the platform to follow their chairman into the orchestra.
replied she with grave hopelessness, as one who had heard anew the turmoil of her own past in the allusion to Alec d'Urberville.
Her tone was so natural, so almost indifferent, that Archer's turmoil subsided.
He wanted to speak coolly and deliberately, but he was in such a turmoil of emotion that he could not clear his thoughts.
But here was none of all that turmoil of the world at large, where he did not know his right place and took mistaken decisions; here was no Sonya with whom he ought, or ought not, to have an explanation; here was no possibility of going there or not going there; here there were not twenty-four hours in the day which could be spent in such a variety of ways; there was not that innumerable crowd of people of whom not one was nearer to him or farther from him than another; there were none of those uncertain and undefined money relations with his father, and nothing to recall that terrible loss to Dolokhov.
In an instant all was confusion and turmoil, and it was with the greatest difficulty that the King finally obtained a coherent statement from his queen.
The gray house at Orchard Slope was in a turmoil of baking and brewing and boiling and stewing, for there was to be a big, old-timey wedding.
In those few moments the soldier blood in him called for the turmoil of war, the panorama of life and death, the fierce, hot excitement of juggling with fate while the heavens themselves seemed raining death on every side.
The building trades asserted its position in unambiguous terms, and all San Francisco was in turmoil.
They hesitated to advance; but, as the noise did no harm, they entered through the whitewashed wall and quickly discovered the cause of the turmoil.