Definition of 'turmoil'
Video: pronunciation of 'turmoil'
Example sentences containing 'turmoil'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
Egypt's economy is in tatters after five years of political turmoil. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They expected that a Brexit vote would cause consumers to rein in spending as a precaution against future economic turmoil. Times, Sunday Times (2017)I was panting with the physical effort and the emotional turmoil into which I had just been thrust. The Sun (2016)This was a time of great turmoil in the church. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Yesterday brought no relief to global financial turmoil. The Sun (2011)So how will the financial turmoil affect holidaymakers? Times, Sunday Times (2012)Yet we still have to find a path through the turmoil to personal financial security. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The return of a civilian government has eased political turmoil. Times, Sunday Times (2009)This is not just a reflection of external economic turmoil. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The clock was ticking on the emotional turmoil timebomb. The Sun (2010)This would prompt a rise in oil prices and plunge the global economy into fresh turmoil. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The result is turmoil in two of the older parties. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The voters may see the implications of global turmoil through a glass darkly. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It follows years of financial turmoil for the original members of the group. The Sun (2013)It would be foolish to ignore the risk of currency crisis and economic turmoil in economies with these vulnerabilities. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The continuing turmoil in Sinai makes the election particularly difficult to predict. Times, Sunday Times (2012)His gaffe yesterday came as a poll showed Labour is heading for election turmoil in marginal constituencies. The Sun (2009)The recent economic turmoil has sent the gold price soaring, while industrial demand for silver remains very buoyant. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The biggest problem with the euro turmoil is the uncertainty, and understandably people want to prepare for the worst. The Sun (2012)Was this the beginning of a turnaround for a career that has stalled on the back of personal turmoil and a technique that has deserted him? Times, Sunday Times (2011)At times of financial turmoil and uncertainty, the public expects politicians to put party differences aside and to act in the national interest. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This constant feature of human life makes for emotional turmoil rather than tranquillity, for the lover no longer has the solitude to devote to contemplation. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Trends of 'turmoil'
In Common Usage. turmoil is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'turmoil'
British English: turmoil NOUN
Turmoil is a state of confusion, disorder, uncertainty, or great anxiety.
...the political turmoil of recent months.
Definition of turmoil from the Collins English Dictionary
GDPR, yanny/laurel & MadaBaka Beat: May’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this May with Robert Groves.
Ruby Chocolate, Fatberg & Right to be Forgotten: April’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this month with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.