A state of extreme confusion or agitation; commotion or tumult: a country in turmoil over labor strikes. (noun)
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Use "turmoil" in a sentence
"Ohio, where the Republicans have been in turmoil, is considered particularly ripe."
" SM: Describe in more depth what you called turmoil, chaos."
"The core issue is actually pretty simple: do we want to run the risk of enduring some short term turmoil today as a possible consequence of not raising the debt ceiling?"