turbulent


turbulent

adjective

Definition of TURBULENT

1
marked by bursts of destructive force or intense activity <the turbulent struggle for civil rights that shook up American society in the 1960s>
2
marked by turmoil or disturbance especially of natural elements <the turbulent rapids of the river were certainly daunting to those of us who were new to river rafting>
3
marked by wet and windy conditions <expect turbulent weather as the cold front brings rain and sleet>
4
marked by sudden or violent disturbance <these are turbulent, dangerous times in a region known for being a powder keg>
Synonyms cataclysmal (or cataclysmic), stormy, tempestuous, tumultuous, turbulent

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