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turbulent

[tur-byuh-luh nt] /ˈtɜr byə lənt/
adjective
1.
being in a state of agitation or tumult; disturbed:
turbulent feelings or emotions.
2.
characterized by, or showing disturbance, disorder, etc.:
the turbulent years.
3.
given to acts of violence and aggression:
the turbulent young soldiers.
Origin
1530-1540
1530-40; < Latin turbulentus restless, equivalent to turb(a) turmoil + -ulentus -ulent
Related forms
turbulently, adverb
unturbulent, adjective
unturbulently, adverb
Synonyms
1. agitated, tumultuous, violent, tempestuous, disordered.
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British Dictionary definitions for turbulently

turbulent

/ˈtɜːbjʊlənt/
adjective
1.
being in a state of turbulence
2.
wild or insubordinate; unruly
Derived Forms
turbulently, adverb
Word Origin
C16: from Latin turbulentus, from turba confusion
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Word Origin and History for turbulently

turbulent

adj.

1530s, "disorderly, tumultuous, unruly" (of persons), from Middle French turbulent (12c.), from Latin turbulentus "full of commotion, restless," from turba "turmoil, crowd" (see turbid). In reference to weather, attested from 1570s.

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