What does turbulent mean?

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ˈtɜr byə lənttur·bu·lent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. disruptive, riotous, troubled, tumultuous, turbulent(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"

  2. churning, roiling, roiled, roily, turbulent(adj)

    (of a liquid) agitated vigorously; in a state of turbulence

    "the river's roiling current"; "turbulent rapids"


  1. turbulent(Adjective)

    violently disturbed or agitated; tempestuous, tumultuous

    It is dangerous to sail in turbulent seas.

  2. turbulent(Adjective)

    being in, or causing, disturbance or unrest

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Turbulent(adj)

    disturbed; agitated; tumultuous; roused to violent commotion; as, the turbulent ocean

  2. Turbulent(adj)

    disposed to insubordination and disorder; restless; unquiet; refractory; as, turbulent spirits

  3. Turbulent(adj)

    producing commotion; disturbing; exciting

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Turbulent

    tur′bū-lent, adj. tumultuous, disturbed: in violent commotion: disposed to disorder: restless: producing commotion.—ns. Tur′bulence, Tur′bulency.—adv. Tur′bulently. [Fr.,—L. turbulentusturba, a crowd.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of turbulent in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of turbulent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of turbulent in a Sentence

  1. Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos:

    It's a real story of life in a turbulent world.

  2. Michael Oliver Weinberg:

    There are plenty of exciting ways to produce returns despite the turbulent markets.

  3. Ashima:

    Don't temper with a turbulent river, you may never be found to celebrate your victory!

  4. Benjamin Netanyahu:

    We live in a turbulent, fluid environment, we have an unprecedented opportunity to advance our common goals.

  5. Michael Sabia:

    While not immunizing our portfolio against market movements, our strategy makes it more resilient in turbulent times.

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