tumult | tumultuous

Exam frequency

GRE

medium

Banks

medium

Civil Services

medium

Meaning(s)

disorder or confusion

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tumult - turmoil

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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.

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Synonyms bedlam,ferment
Antonyms nirvana

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  1. That country is currently undergoing a period of political and social tumult. There is chaos in the government and mass protests on the streets.

  2. It has been a tumultuous year for the business. We have had to deal with both a volatile market and a global pandemic.

  3. 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?

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