Synonyms and Antonyms of turbulent
marked by bursts of destructive force or intense activity
- the turbulent struggle for civil rights that shook up American society in the 1960s
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, volcanic
barbarous, brutal, savage, vicious
aggressive, assertive, bellicose, belligerent, combative, contentious, gladiatorial, pugnacious, quarrelsome, truculent
agitated, frantic, frenzied, mad
cataclysmal (or cataclysmic), destructive, ruinous
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.
blustering, blustery, raging, violent
brutal, harsh, severe
roily, unquiet, unsettled
bleak, inclement, nasty, raw, squally
calm, halcyon, peaceful, placid, quiet, serene, tranquil
bright, clear, clement, cloudless, fair, sunny, sunshiny, unclouded
marked by wet and windy conditions
- Expect turbulent weather as the cold front brings rain and sleet.
blowy, blustering, blustery, breezy, gusty, windblown, windswept
cloudy, overcast, sunless
foggy, hazy, misty, murky, soupy
marked by sudden or violent disturbance
- These are turbulent, dangerous times in a region known for being a powder keg.