A turbulent period in history.
- Marked by or causing turmoil; unruly or boisterous.A turbulent mob.
- Violently agitated; tumultuous.turbulent grief.
- Marked by wildly irregular motion.turbulent air currents.
An example of a turbulent time was the era of the Vietnam war protests.
An example of turbulent is water that moves unsteadily or has high waves.