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TURBULENT

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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]

Meaning:

Characterized by unrest or disorder or insubordination

Synonyms:

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

Similar:

unquiet (characterized by unrest or disorder)


Sense 2turbulent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Synonyms:

roiling; roily; churning; roiled; turbulent

Context examples:

the river's roiling current / turbulent rapids

Similar:

agitated (physically disturbed or set in motion)


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