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turbulent

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of turbulent

  1. 1 marked by bursts of destructive force or intense activity the turbulent struggle for civil rights that shook up American society in the 1960s Synonyms of turbulent bang-bang, blood-and-guts, convulsive, cyclonic, explosive, ferocious, fierce, furious, hammer-and-tongs, hot, knock-down, drag-out (or knock-down-and-drag-out), paroxysmal, rabid, rough, stormy, tempestuous, tumultuous, violent, volcanicWords Related to turbulent barbarous, brutal, savage, vicious; antagonistic, hostile; aggressive, assertive, bellicose, belligerent, combative, contentious, gladiatorial, pugnacious, quarrelsome, truculent; combustible, volatile; agitated, frantic, frenzied, mad; cataclysmal (or cataclysmic), destructive, ruinousNear Antonyms of turbulent calm, halcyon, pacific, serene, tranquil; nonbelligerent, unaggressiveAntonyms of turbulent nonviolent, peaceable, peaceful

  2. 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 Synonyms of turbulent rough, rugged, stormy, tempestuous, tumultuous, wildWords Related to turbulent blustering, blustery, raging, violent; brutal, harsh, severe; roily, unquiet, unsettled; bleak, inclement, nasty, raw, squallyNear Antonyms of turbulent calm, halcyon, peaceful, placid, quiet, serene, tranquil; bright, clear, clement, cloudless, fair, sunny, sunshiny, unclouded

  3. 3 marked by wet and windy conditions expect turbulent weather as the cold front brings rain and sleet Synonyms of turbulent bleak, dirty, inclement, nasty, raw, rough, squally, stormy, tempestuous, foulWords Related to turbulent blowy, blustering, blustery, breezy, gusty, windblown, windswept; cloudy, overcast, sunless; rainy, snowy; foggy, hazy, misty, murky, soupyNear Antonyms of turbulent rainless; balmy, calm, halcyon, peaceful, placid, pleasant, sereneAntonyms of turbulent bright, clear, clement, cloudless, fair, sunny, sunshiny, unclouded

  4. 4 marked by sudden or violent disturbance these are turbulent, dangerous times in a region known for being a powder keg Synonyms of turbulent cataclysmal (or cataclysmic), stormy, tempestuous, tumultuous, convulsiveWords Related to turbulent fitful, spasmodic, sporadic; boisterous, clamorous, furious, noisy, riotousNear Antonyms of turbulent calm, peaceful, placid, serene, tranquil, undisturbed, unperturbed, unshaken, untroubled



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