Hello! Could you please tell me the difference between turbulence and turmoil? The definitions about them are almost same.
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.
Last edited by moniza; 19-Dec-2008 at 11:53.