Tur·bu·lence n. The quality or state of being turbulent; a disturbed state; tumult; disorder; agitation.
The years of . . . warfare and turbulence which ensued. --Southey.
Syn: -- Agitation; commotion; tumult; tumultuousness; termagance; unruliness; insubordination; rioting.
n 1: unstable flow of a liquid or gas [syn: turbulency]
2: instability in the atmosphere
3: a state of violent disturbance and disorder (as in politics
or social conditions generally); "the industrial
revolution was a period of great turbulence" [syn: upheaval,
Sturm und Drang]