turbulent Definition

  • 1characterized by conflict, disorder, or confusion; not controlled or calm
  • 2full of strong emotions and confusion

Using turbulent: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "turbulent" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The country has experienced a turbulent political situation in recent years.

  • Example

    The plane ride was very turbulent due to the storm.

  • Example

    Their relationship was very turbulent and full of arguments.

turbulent Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for turbulent

Phrases with turbulent

  • water that is moving quickly and violently


    The boat struggled to navigate through the turbulent water.

  • a period of great change, conflict, or confusion


    The company went bankrupt during the turbulent times of the recession.

  • fluid flow characterized by chaotic changes in pressure and flow velocity


    Turbulent flow can be observed in rivers and oceans during storms.

Origins of turbulent

from Latin 'turbulentus', meaning 'full of confusion'


Summary: turbulent in Brief

The term 'turbulent' [ˈtɜːbjʊlənt] refers to situations that are characterized by conflict, disorder, or confusion. It can describe both physical phenomena like 'turbulent water' and emotional states like 'their relationship was very turbulent.' 'Turbulent times' refers to periods of great change or conflict, while 'turbulent flow' describes chaotic fluid dynamics. Synonyms include 'chaotic' and 'uncontrolled,' while antonyms include 'calm' and 'peaceful.'