Synonyms for Turmoil:

n.

bedlam. agitation (noun)
convulsion, jerkiness, disorder, palpitation, disquiet, disturbance, disarrangement, perturbation, agitation.
chaos (noun)
commotion, tumult, lather, confusion, disturbance, dither, uproar, to-do, flap, bedlam, disquiet, disorder, violence, stir, agitation, riot.
disorder (noun)
muddlement, amorphousness, tumult, disorderliness, disintegration, shapelessness, anarchism, insanity, disconnectedness, formlessness, entropy, inexactness, mess, chaos, disorganization, irregularity, inconsistency, messiness, laxity, clutter, unevenness, incoherence, derangement, confusion, discomposure, disarray, indefiniteness, looseness, anarchy, indistinctness, obscurity, lawlessness, inchoateness, dishevel, fuzziness, deformity.
disorientation (noun)
confusion.
excitement (noun)
wildness.
state (noun)
upheaval, convulsion.
turmoil (noun)
disruption, agitation, hoo-ha, hurly burly, hoo-hah, kerfuffle, commotion, excitement, stir, hullabaloo, tumult, disturbance, flutter, upheaval, to-do.
violence (noun)
barbarity, fierceness, commotion, assault, destructiveness, insurrection, abuse, violence, ferocity, fury, brawl, inhumanity, frenzy, brutishness, savagery, atrocity, rage, outrage, vehemence, uproar, fight, torture, attack, fracas, broil, intensity, brutality, terrorism, wildness, thuggery, vandalism.

Other synonyms:

dither, bedlam. stew, lather. flap. hurly-burly
hurly burly.
Other relevant words:
dither, lather, upset, stir, hoo-hah, Sturm Und Drang, flutter, fluster, riot, disruption, hoo-ha, bedlam, excitement, stew, hullabaloo, flap, to-do, helter-skelter, upheaval, kerfuffle.

Usage examples for turmoil

  1. Briefly, in spite of the turmoil the tip of the abdomen feels that the right spot has been found. – More Hunting Wasps by J. Henri Fabre
  2. Nearly every complaint has been against the Zelaya Government of Nicaragua, which has kept Central America in constant tension or turmoil – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  3. Here I found all in turmoil – The Red Cockade by Stanley J. Weyman