Times of turbulence and confusion.
When air moves in an unstable manner that causes a plane to bounce around and give a bumpy ride to passengers, this is an example of turbulence.
When you experience a lot of ups and downs in your personal life, this is an example of a time of turbulence.
- Commotion or wild disorder.
- Violent, irregular motion or swirling agitation of water, air, gas, etc.