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Definition of turbulent:

  1. Disposed to insubordination and disorder; restless; unquiet; refractory; as, turbulent spirits.
  2. Disturbed; agitated; tumultuous; roused to violent commotion; as, the turbulent ocean.
  3. Producing commotion; disturbing; exciting.

Synonyms:

bitter, disruptive, dissolute, buffeting, irritated, blustering, fierce, stern, rolling, rebellious, steamed, bang-bang, cataclysmal, luxuriant, vehement, nettled, chlorinated, hot, howling, rugged, destructive, passing, volcanic, short-term, convulsive, calm, blood-and-guts, temporary, inclement, roily, fast, hard, untamed, squally, fleeting, heavy, mutinous, raging, dilute, miffed, exuberant, pissed off, uncontrolled, rabid, profligate, ferocious, nasty, explosive, rowdy, churned-up, floating, foaming, boiling, drag-out, transient, rough, rampant, hammer-and-tongs, stung, roaring, bleak, aerated, obstreperous, dirty, cyclonic, angry, lush, unquiet, thunderous, clamorous, restless, rough, saline, intense, stormy, rude, stormy, uproarious, riotous, perturbed, roiled, libertine, roiling, troubled, dissipated, soft, debauched, pissed, raw, flowing, annoyed, boisterous, vociferous, peeved, tumultuous, degenerate, tempestuous, violent, wild, wild, raging, furious, violent, lawless, agitated, paroxysmal, noisy, knock-down, short-lived, storming, profuse, inconstant, riled, tremulous, brackish, shaking, chaotic, churning, demonstrative, disordered, disorderly, degraded, variable, tempestuous, brief, ugly.

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