1. a state of wild storminess
Derivationally related forms: ↑tempestuous
Hypernyms: ↑storminess
2. a state of agitation or turbulent change or development

the political ferment produced new leadership


social unrest

Syn: ↑agitation, ↑ferment, ↑fermentation, ↑unrest
Derivationally related forms: ↑tempestuous, ↑ferment (for: ↑fermentation)
Hypernyms: ↑turbulence, ↑upheaval, ↑Sturm und Drang

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