Turmoil

Definition of Turmoil

Tur`moil´   Pronunciation: tûr`moil´
n.1.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.
v. t.1.To harass with commotion; to disquiet; to worry.
[imp. & p. p. Turmoiled (tûr*moil"d); p. pr. & vb. n. Turmoiling.]
It is her fatal misfortune . . . to be miserably tossed and turmoiled with these storms of affliction.
- Spenser.
v. i.1.To be disquieted or confused; to be in commotion.

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