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Synonyms for turbulence
ˈtɜr byə lənstur·bu·lence

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. turbulence, turbulencynoun

    unstable flow of a liquid or gas

    upheaval, turbulency

  2. turbulencenoun

    instability in the atmosphere

    upheaval, turbulency

  3. turbulence, upheaval, Sturm und Drangnoun

    a state of violent disturbance and disorder (as in politics or social conditions generally)

    "the industrial revolution was a period of great turbulence"

    agitation, uplift, excitement, upthrust, turmoil, convulsion, hullabaloo, upthrow, upheaval, turbulency

Editors Contribution

  1. rough seas

    Submitted by rinat on August 26, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. turbulencenoun

    tumult, uproar, disturbance, turmoil, commotion, disorder, confusion

  2. turbulencenoun

    riot, sedition, mutiny, insurrection, rebellion


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  1. Eric Kennedy:

    Reduced visibility, high turbulence, and low flying can all be contributing risk factors for air tanker crashes.

  2. Kok Wei Yee:

    Given the uncertainty over China and the uneasiness as the U.S. Federal Reserve begins a phase of interest rate hikes, the recent market sentiment fear is probably more of a crisis of confidence, the BOJ is well aware that significant market turbulence can negatively affect the real economy, and the easing measure is more of a pre-emptive and symbolic move.

  3. Carsten Brzeski:

    Boom. German industrial orders just defied any concerns about a slowdown of the economy due to the Chinese slowdown or Greek turbulence, today's numbers show that the German economy could take the current positive momentum into the third quarter.

  4. Jim Paulsen:

    To think we are going to unwind this without any market turbulence is unrealistic to me.

  5. Governors Association spokesman Chris Gustafson:

    Gretchen Whitmer’s wanton disregard for the rules and transparency surrounding her secret vacation to Florida raises serious ethical concerns for Michiganders and ensure that the turbulence is not far behind her, whitmer’s abuse of a slush fund and possible benefit at taxpayers’ expense will not fly with Michigan voters when they vote to fire the damn governor next fall.

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