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 Dictionary entry overview: What does turbulent mean? 

TURBULENT (adjective)
  The adjective TURBULENT has 2 senses:

1. characterized by unrest or disorder or insubordination
2. (of a liquid) agitated vigorously; in a state of turbulence

  Familiarity information: TURBULENT used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

TURBULENT (adjective)

Sense 1turbulent [BACK TO TOP]


Characterized by unrest or disorder or insubordination


tumultuous; disruptive; turbulent; riotous; troubled

Context examples:

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


unquiet (characterized by unrest or disorder)

Sense 2turbulent [BACK TO TOP]


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


roiling; roily; churning; roiled; turbulent

Context examples:

the river's roiling current / turbulent rapids


agitated (physically disturbed or set in motion)

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