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turbulent

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1 marked by bursts of destructive force or intense activity

  • the turbulent struggle for civil rights that shook up American society in the 1960s
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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
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3 marked by wet and windy conditions

  • expect turbulent weather as the cold front brings rain and sleet
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4 marked by sudden or violent disturbance

  • these are turbulent, dangerous times in a region known for being a powder keg
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