Meaning of turmoil

tur•moil

Pronunciation: (tûr'moil), [key]
— n.
  1. a state of great commotion, confusion, or disturbance; tumult; agitation; disquiet: mental turmoil caused by difficult decisions.
  2. harassing labor.
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