Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)


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Turbulent (Page: 1552)

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

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

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

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

Sagacious, bold, and turbulent of wit. Dryden.

3. Producing commotion; disturbing; exciting.

Whose heads that turbulent liquor fills with fumes. Milton.
Syn. -- Disturbed; agitated; tumultuous; riotous; seditious; insubordinate; refractory; unquiet.