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    Question turbulence vs. turmoil

    Hello! Could you please tell me the difference between turbulence and turmoil? The definitions about them are almost same.

    Thanks!


    turbulence noun [U]
    1 a state of confusion and lack of order:
    The era was characterized by political and cultural turbulence.
    There are signs of turbulence ahead for the economy.
    2 strong sudden movements within air or water:
    We might be experiencing some turbulence on this flight due to an approaching electrical storm.


    turmoil noun [S or U]
    a state of confusion, uncertainty or lack of order:
    The whole region is in turmoil.
    The country is in a state of political turmoil.
    The Stock Exchange is in turmoil following a huge wave of selling.
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    Re: turbulence vs. turmoil

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Hello! Could you please tell me the difference between turbulence and turmoil? The definitions about them are almost same.

    Thanks!
    Then you can take these words as synonyms.
    turmoil =Confusion
    Disorder
    Chaos
    Tumult
    Mayhem
    Turbulence



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    Last edited by moniza; 19-Dec-2008 at 12:53.

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