turbulent (adj.)

  1. characterized by unrest or disorder or insubordination; effects of the struggle will be violent and disruptive; riotous times; these troubled areas; the tumultuous years of his administration; a turbulent and unruly childhood

    [ Syn: disruptive , riotous , troubled , tumultuous ]

  2. (of a liquid) agitated vigorously; in a state of turbulence; the rivers roiling current; turbulent rapids

    [ Syn: churning , roiling , roiled , roily ]

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