verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of roil
Examples from the Web for roiled
While some polling shows a majority of ordinary Thais approve of martial law, the political class is roiled with suspicion.
And while his remarks have roiled some in the Christian establishment, their net effect can only be beneficial for the church.Pope Francis’s Injunction to Get Back to Basics May Help American Christianity|Joshua DuBois|October 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The country has been roiled by a series of serious cultural and religious transgressions at the hands of U.S. troops.Afghanistan: Casualties of a Pre-Dawn Killing Spree|Sami Yousafzai, Ron Moreau|March 12, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Protests have roiled even the most indifferent Russian regions, and “Russia Without Putin” movements are a common sight.Putin’s Biggest Threat: Billionaire Playboy Mikhail Prokhorov|Anna Nemtsova|March 2, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Especially at a moment when buckets of blood are swirling in the roiled Republican waters.Obama Should Use Fighting Words in the 2012 State of the Union|Michael Tomasky|January 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
This roiled the temper of the Vermonter somewhat, and if I did not say anything, I had a mighty think on.Fifty Years a Hunter and Trapper|Eldred Nathaniel Woodcock
The current, like the smaller one, was yellow and roiled, and the boy looked upon it with a feeling akin to dismay.Camp-fire and Wigwam|Edward Sylvester Ellis
It roiled my blood to imagine the Minion's grin and his delight in what would seem to him nothing but a very pretty comedy.Latitude 19 degree|Mrs. Schuyler Crowninshield
Their doing so roiled my blood, and thanks to those who would have had me lose, I won.A Mind That Found Itself|Clifford Whittingham Beers
Icy cold and distilled darkness; ripples that ran, then raced and roiled and roared.This Crowded Earth|Robert Bloch
Word Origin for roil
1580s, of uncertain origin, probably from Middle French rouiller "to rust, make muddy," from Old French roil "mud, muck, rust" (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *robicula, from Latin robigo "rust" (see robust). An earlier borrowing of the French verb is Middle English roil "to roam or rove about" (early 14c.). Related: Roiled; roiling.