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Adjective turbulent has 2 senses


turbulenta. [L. turbulentus, fr. turba disorder, tumult: cf. F. turbulent. See Turbid.].
  •  Disturbed; agitated; tumultuous; roused to violent commotion; as, the turbulent ocean.  [1913 Webster]
    "Calm region once,
    And full of peace, now tossed and turbulent.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  Disposed to insubordination and disorder; restless; unquiet; refractory; as, turbulent spirits.  [1913 Webster]
    "Sagacious, bold, and turbulent of wit."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Producing commotion; disturbing; exciting.  [1913 Webster]
    "Whose heads that turbulent liquor fills with fumes."  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- Disturbed; agitated; tumultuous; riotous; seditious; insubordinate; refractory; unquiet.


turbulent, adj.
1 disturbed; in commotion.
2 (of a flow of air etc.) varying irregularly; causing disturbance.
3 tumultuous.
4 insubordinate, riotous.

turbulently adv.
L turbulentus f. turba crowd



agitated, amiss, anarchic, angry, askew, awry, blaring, blatant, blatting, blustering, blusterous, blustery, boiling, boisterous, brassy, brawling, brazen, breakaway, bustling, chaotic, clamant, clamorous, clamoursome, clanging, clangorous, clattery, cloudy, coarse, cockeyed, convulsed, cyclonic, deranged, dirty, disarranged, discomfited, discomposed, disconcerted, dislocated, disordered, disorderly, disorganized, disquieted, disturbed, excited, extreme, extremistic, factious, fast, feverish, fidgety, flurried, flustered, fluttering, fluttery, foul, frantic, frenzied, fretful, furious, fussing, fussy, haywire, hellish, howling, in disorder, infuriate, insensate, insurgent, insurrectionary, jittery, jumpy, loudmouthed, mad, mafficking, mindless, misplaced, mutineering, mutinous, nervous, nervy, noiseful, noisy, obstreperous, on the fritz, orgasmic, orgastic, out of gear, out of joint, out of kelter, out of kilter, out of order, out of place, out of tune, out of whack, pandemoniac, perturbed, quarrelsome, rackety, raging, rainy, rambunctious, raucous, ravening, raving, rebel, rebellious, restless, revolutional, revolutionary, riotous, rip-roaring, roaring, roily, roisterous, rough, roughhouse, rowdy, rowdyish, ruffled, rumbustious, seditionary, seditious, shaken, shaken up, shuffled, stirred up, storming, stormy, strepitant, strepitous, subversive, swirling, tempestuous, termagant, tornadic, traitorous, treasonable, troubled, troublous, tumultuous, turbid, typhonic, typhoonish, uncontrollable, uneasy, uninhibited, unpeaceful, unquiet, unruly, unsettled, uproarious, upset, vociferous, wild




N excitability, impetuosity, vehemence, boisterousness, turbulence, impatience, intolerance, nonendurance, irritability, itching, wincing, disquiet, disquietude, restlessness, fidgets, fidgetiness, agitation, trepidation, perturbation, ruffle, hurry, fuss, flurry, fluster, flutter, pother, stew, ferment, whirl, buck fever, hurry-skurry, thrill, state of excitement, fever of excitement, transport, passion, excitement, flush, heat, fever, heat, fire, flame, fume, blood boiling, tumult, effervescence, ebullition, boiling over, whiff, gust, story, tempest, scene, breaking out, burst, fit, paroxysm, explosion, outbreak, outburst, agony, violence, fierceness, rage, fury, furor, furore, desperation, madness, distraction, raving, delirium, phrensy, frenzy, hysterics, intoxication, tearing passion, raging passion, anger, fascination, infatuation, fanaticism, Quixotism, Quixotry, tete montee, excitable, easily excited, in an excitable state, high-strung, irritable, impatient, intolerant, feverish, febrile, hysterical, delirious, mad, moody, maggoty- headed, unquiet, mercurial, electric, galvanic, hasty, hurried, restless, fidgety, fussy, chafing, startlish, mettlesome, high-mettled, skittish, vehement, demonstrative, violent, wild, furious, fierce, fiery, hot-headed, madcap, overzealous, enthusiastic, impassioned, fanatical, rabid, rampant, clamorous, uproarious, turbulent, tempestuous, tumultuary, boisterous, impulsive, impetuous, passionate, uncontrolled, uncontrollable, ungovernable, irrepressible, stanchless, inextinguishable, burning, simmering, volcanic, ready to burst forth, volatile, excited, exciting, Int, pish!, pshaw!, noli me tangere, filled with fury, rapt, inspir'd, maggiore fretta minore atto.


N violence, inclemency, vehemence, might, impetuosity, boisterousness, effervescence, ebullition, turbulence, bluster, uproar, callithump, riot, row, rumpus, le diable a quatre, devil to pay, all the fat in the fire, severity, ferocity, rage, fury, exacerbation, exasperation, malignity, fit, paroxysm, orgasm, climax, aphrodisia, force, brute force, outrage, coup de main, strain, shock, shog, spasm, convulsion, throe, hysterics, passion, outbreak, outburst, debacle, burst, bounce, dissilience, discharge, volley, explosion, blow up, blast, detonation, rush, eruption, displosion, torrent, turmoil, ferment, storm, tempest, rough weather, squall, earthquake, volcano, thunderstorm, berserk, berserker, fury, dragon, demon, tiger, beldame, Tisiphone, Megaera, Alecto, madcap, wild beast, fire eater, violent, vehement, warm, acute, sharp, rough, rude, ungentle, bluff, boisterous, wild, brusque, abrupt, waspish, impetuous, rampant, turbulent, disorderly, blustering, raging, troublous, riotous, tumultuary, tumultuous, obstreperous, uproarious, extravagant, unmitigated, ravening, inextinguishable, tameless, frenzied, desperate, infuriate, furious, outrageous, frantic, hysteric, in hysterics, fiery, flaming, scorching, hot, red-hot, ebullient, savage, fierce, ferocious, fierce as a tiger, excited, unquelled, unquenched, unextinguished, unrepressed, unbridled, unruly, headstrong, ungovernable, unappeasable, immitigable, unmitigable, uncontrollable, incontrollable, insuppressible, irrepressible, orgastic, orgasmatic, orgasmic, spasmodic, convulsive, explosive, detonating, volcanic, meteoric, stormy, violently, amain, by storm, by force, by main force, with might and main, tooth and nail, vi et armis, at the point of the sword, at the point of the bayonet, at one fell swoop, with a high hand, through thick and thin, in desperation, with a vengeance, a outrance, a toute outrance, headlong, head foremost, furor arma ministrat, blown with restless violence round about the pende.

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