1 agitated, blustery, boiling, choppy, confused, disordered, foaming, furious, raging, rough, tempestuous, tumultuous, unsettled, unstable
2 agitated, anarchic, boisterous, disorderly, insubordinate, lawless, mutinous, obstreperous, rebellious, refractory, riotous, rowdy, seditious, tumultuous, unbridled, undisciplined, ungovernable, unruly, uproarious, violent, wild
1 calm, glassy, peaceful, quiet, smooth, still, unruffled
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1 adj A turbulent time, place, or relationship is one in which there is a lot of change, confusion, and disorder.
usu ADJ n
They had been together for five or six turbulent years of rows and reconciliations...
2 adj Turbulent water or air contains strong currents which change direction suddenly.
usu ADJ n
I had to have a boat that could handle turbulent seas.
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