Turbulent meaning

tûrbyə-lənt
Being in, or causing, disturbance or unrest.

The mid-19th century was a turbulent time in American history.

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Characterized by disorder, commotion, or unrest.

A turbulent period in history.

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Full of commotion or wild disorder.
  • Marked by or causing turmoil; unruly or boisterous.
    A turbulent mob.
  • Violently agitated; tumultuous.
    turbulent grief.
  • Marked by wildly irregular motion.
    turbulent air currents.
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The definition of turbulent is something characterized by chaos, confusion, disorder or conflict.

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.

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Moving rapidly or violently.

Turbulent rapids.

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It is dangerous to sail in turbulent seas.

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Origin of turbulent

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin turbulentus from turba turmoil turbid

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin turbulentus, from turba (“disorder, tumult").

    From Wiktionary