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ˈtɜr byə lənttur·bu·lent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. disruptive, riotous, troubled, tumultuous, turbulentadjective

    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, turbulentadjective

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

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

Wiktionary

  1. turbulentadjective

    violently disturbed or agitated; tempestuous, tumultuous

    It is dangerous to sail in turbulent seas.

  2. turbulentadjective

    being in, or causing, disturbance or unrest

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Turbulentadjective

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

  2. Turbulentadjective

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

  3. Turbulentadjective

    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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Numerology

  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. Stuti Garg:

    Sometimes we want to get away from the busy and hectic city life to find solace in the raging waves of the ocean pounding on the rocks or the turbulent splashing of a bubbling waterfall. At other times we are amazed by the immovable silence of a mountain or the gentle caress of a river overjoyed tat its union with the sea. The topography of a region speaks to each one of us--a secret language that people from all facets of life understand and relate to.

  2. 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.

  3. Chris Cuomo:

    I can be objective about just about any topic, but not about my family. Those of you who watch this show get it. Like you, I bet, my family means everything to me. And I am fiercely loyal to them. I'm family first, job second, but being a journalist and a brother to a politician is unique and a unique challenge and I have a unique responsibility to balance those roles. It's not always easy. People can say and write what they want, but I want you to know the truth. How I helped my brother also matters. When my brother's situation became turbulent, being looped into calls with other friends of his and advisers that did include some of his staff, I understand why that was a problem for CNN. It will not happen again.

  4. Spiro Agnew:

    [1. ] The era of appeasement must come to an end. The political and social demands that dissidents are making of the universities do not flow from sound basic educational criteria, but from strategic considerations on how to radicalize the student body, polarize the campus and extend the privileged enclaves of student power. [2. ] A concise and clear set of rules for campus conduct should be established, transmitted to incoming freshmen, and enforcedwith immediate expulsion the penalty for serious violations. [3. ] It is folly for universities confronted with their current crisis in our turbulent times to open their doors to thousands of patently unqualified students. [4. ] No negotiations under threat or coercion. [5. ] No amnesty for lawlessness or violence. [6. ] Any organization which publicly declares its intention to violate the rules of an academic community and which carries out that declaration should be barred from campus. [7. ] We must look to how we are raising our children. [8. ] We must look to the university that receives those children. Is it prepared to deal with the challenge of the nondemocratic Left?[9. ] Let us support those courageous administrators, professors and students on our college campuses who are standing up for the traditional rights of the academic community.

  5. Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos:

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

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