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tur·moil

turmoil

 
 
pronunciation:
tuhr moIl
part of speech: noun
definition: a state of great confusion or anxiety; commotion.
The assassination of the ruler sent the world into the turmoil of sudden war.
synonyms:
chaos, commotion, uproar
antonyms:
peace
similar words:
anarchy, confusion, disorder, disturbance, ferment, fluster, lather, stir, tempest, unrest