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Turbulent

Turbulent Meaning & Definition
Turbulent Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Turbulent?

[adj] (of a liquid) agitated vigorously; in a state of turbulence; "the river's roiling current"; "turbulent rapids"
[adj] characterized by unrest or disorder or insubordination; "effects of the struggle will be violent and disruptive"; "riotous times"; "these troubled areas"; "the tumultuous years of his administration"; "a turbulent and unruly childhood"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Turbulent: agitated | churning | disruptive | riotous | roiled | roiling | roily | troubled | tumultuous | unquiet

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Turbulent In Webster's Dictionary

\Tur"bu*lent\, a. [L. turbulentus, fr. turba disorder, tumult: cf. F. turbulent. See {Turbid}.] 1. Disturbed; agitated; tumultuous; roused to violent commotion; as, the turbulent ocean. Calm region once, And full of peace, now tossed and turbulent. --Milton. 2. Disposed to insubordination and disorder; restless; unquiet; refractory; as, turbulent spirits. Sagacious, bold, and turbulent of wit. --Dryden. 3. Producing commotion; disturbing; exciting. Whose heads that turbulent liquor fills with fumes. --Milton. Syn: Disturbed; agitated; tumultuous; riotous; seditious; insubordinate; refractory; unquiet.

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