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turbulent

tur·bu·lent

turbulent

 
 
pronunciation:
tuhrb y lnt
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Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: in a state of agitation, unrest, or turmoil.
turbulent waterturbulent thoughts
synonyms:
agitated, disturbed, excited, tumultuous
antonyms:
calm, peaceful, serene, still
similar words:
boisterous, chaotic, confused, disordered, distraught, frantic, frenzied, furious, mixed-up, restive, restless, roiled, stormy, unsettled, upset, wild
definition 2: marked by episodes of unrest, turmoil, violence, or the like.
The period from 1789 to 1799 was a turbulent one in French history.
synonyms:
stormy, tempestuous
antonyms:
peaceful
similar words:
chaotic, choppy, disordered, furious, rocky, unsettled, unstable
definition 3: tending to act violently or aggressively; unruly.
synonyms:
stormy, unruly, wild
similar words:
aggressive, bellicose, belligerent, combative, disorderly, explosive, hostile, mercurial, militant, obstreperous, pugnacious, restive, uncontrollable, ungovernable, violent, volatile, volcanic
derivation: turbulently (adv.)
Word Parts
The word turbulent contains the following parts:
turb Latin root that means confusion
-ulent Latin adjective-forming suffix that means characterized by, full of