What does turbulent mean?

Definitions for turbulent
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. Nick Stace:

    It appears that in the last 12 months nothing has happened to improve the way young people are feeling about their lives, social media has become omnipresent in the lives of young people and this research suggests it is exacerbating what is already an uncertain and emotionally turbulent time.

  2. Le Cun:

    When I was first sucked into the pipe, it was so turbulent it was unbelievable, i had to hang onto my mask. It was 20-30 seconds before I got my bearings.

  3. Pattison Jr.:

    I don’t have all the details, but to answer your question, no, it shouldn’t have been in the water if, if what happened, happened, this business has been operating for 47 years and we’ve never had an incident like this or anything close to it. To the best of our knowledge – and we don’t have a lot of information now – but it was a fast-moving storm that came out of basically nowhere is sort of the verbal analysis I’ve got. Weather experts said a strong wind was blowing in the region, and those gusts became even more turbulent on the lake because there are no structures to slow it down.

  4. Michael Sabia:

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

  5. James Earl Jimmy Carter, Jr.:

    The experience of democracy is like the experience of life itself-always changing, infinite in its variety, sometimes turbulent and all the more valuable for having been tested by adversity.

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