disorder or confusion
tumult - turmoil
The formal word ‘tumult’ is primarily used to refer to a state or period of uncertainty, confusion, or change. That can take the form of some kind of unrest or disturbance in a particular geographical location or aspect of society or life, or even within a person. Less commonly, the term can also be used to express a lot of noise or fuss made by a group of people.
That country is currently undergoing a period of political and social tumult. There is chaos in the government and mass protests on the streets.
It has been a tumultuous year for the business. We have had to deal with both a volatile market and a global pandemic.
My mind was in a state of tumult as I tried to decide what action to take. Do I stay loyal to my current employer, or take the offer of more money from a rival firm?