Tur·moil sometimes n. 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.
Tur·moil v. t. [imp. & p. p. Turmoiled p. pr. & vb. n. Turmoiling.] To harass with commotion; to disquiet; to worry. [Obs.]
It is her fatal misfortune . . . to be miserably tossed and turmoiled with these storms of affliction. --Spenser.
Tur·moil, v. i. To be disquieted or confused; to be in commotion. [Obs.]
n 1: a violent disturbance; "the convulsions of the stock market"
[syn: convulsion, upheaval]
2: violent agitation [syn: tumult]
3: disturbance usually in protest [syn: agitation, excitement,