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Meaning & Definition of Turbulent in English

English

Turbulent

/tərbjələnt/

adjective

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • disruptive
  • ,
  • riotous
  • ,
  • troubled
  • ,
  • tumultuous
  • ,
  • turbulent

2. (of a liquid) agitated vigorously

  • In a state of turbulence
  • "The river's roiling current"
  • "Turbulent rapids"
    synonym:
  • churning
  • ,
  • roiling
  • ,
  • roiled
  • ,
  • roily
  • ,
  • turbulent