from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A state of extreme confusion or agitation; commotion or tumult: a country in turmoil over labor strikes.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A state of great disorder or uncertainty.
- v. To be disquieted or confused; to be in commotion.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Harassing labor; trouble; molestation by tumult; disturbance; worrying confusion.
- transitive v. To harass with commotion; to disquiet; to worry.
- intransitive v. To be disquieted or confused; to be in commotion.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To disturb; agitate; trouble; disquiet.
- To labor amid trouble, worriment, or vexation; be disquieted or in trouble; worry.
- n. Distracting stir, bustle, commotion, confusion, or din; tumult; disturbance; agitation; trouble; disquiet.
- n. Synonyms Confusion, bustle, uproar.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. disturbance usually in protest
- n. violent agitation
- n. a violent disturbance
Origin unknown.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Unknown origin. Perhaps from Old French tremouille ("the hopper of a mill"). (Wiktionary)