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Definition of "turbulent" []

  • Violently agitated or disturbed; tumultuous: turbulent rapids. (adjective)
  • Having a chaotic or restless character or tendency: a turbulent period in history. (adjective)
  • Causing unrest or disturbance; unruly: turbulent, revolutionary undercurrents. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "turbulent" in a sentence
  • "Other times it is like what they call a turbulent bore or a rush of white water that goes in."
  • "His appeal came at the end of what he called a "turbulent" week for the banking industry after disgraced former Royal Bank of Scotland chief Fred Goodwin was stripped of his knighthood."
  • "Finding a peaceful path to follow is possible even while living in turbulent Mexico City and in these turbulent times."