Tur"bu*lent (?), a. [L. turbulentus, fr. turba disorder, tumult: cf. F. turbulent. See Turbid.]


Disturbed; agitated; tumultuous; roused to violent commotion; as, the turbulent ocean.

Calm region once, And full of peace, now tossed and turbulent. Milton.


Disposed to insubordination and disorder; restless; unquiet; refractory; as, turbulent spirits.

Sagacious, bold, and turbulent of wit. Dryden.


Producing commotion; disturbing; exciting.

Whose heads that turbulent liquor fills with fumes. Milton.

Syn. -- Disturbed; agitated; tumultuous; riotous; seditious; insubordinate; refractory; unquiet.


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