turbulent

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Middle French turbulent, from Latin turbulentus, from turba (disorder, tumult, crowd).

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turbulent (comparative more turbulent, superlative most turbulent)

  1. violently disturbed or agitated; tempestuous, tumultuous
    It is dangerous to sail in turbulent seas.
  2. being in, or causing, disturbance or unrest
    • 2013 August 10, Lexington, “Keeping the mighty honest”, in The Economist, volume 408, number 8848:
      The [Washington] Post's proprietor through those turbulent [Watergate] days, Katharine Graham, held a double place in Washington’s hierarchy: at once regal Georgetown hostess and scrappy newshound, ready to hold the establishment to account. That is a very American position.
    The mid-19th century was a turbulent time in American history.

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch turbulent, from Middle French turbulent, from Old French turbulent, from Latin turbulentus.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˌtʏr.byˈlɛnt/
  • Hyphenation: tur‧bu‧lent
  • Rhymes: -ɛnt

AdjectiveEdit

turbulent (comparative turbulenter, superlative turbulentst)

  1. turbulent

InflectionEdit

Inflection of turbulent
uninflected turbulent
inflected turbulente
comparative turbulenter
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial turbulent turbulenter het turbulentst
het turbulentste
indefinite m./f. sing. turbulente turbulentere turbulentste
n. sing. turbulent turbulenter turbulentste
plural turbulente turbulentere turbulentste
definite turbulente turbulentere turbulentste
partitive turbulents turbulenters

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French turbulent, from Old French turbulent, from Latin turbulentus.

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turbulent (feminine singular turbulente, masculine plural turbulents, feminine plural turbulentes)

  1. turbulent
  2. unruly

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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin turbulentus.

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turbulent (comparative turbulenter, superlative am turbulentesten)

  1. turbulent

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin turbulentus

AdjectiveEdit

turbulent (neuter singular turbulent, definite singular and plural turbulente)

  1. turbulent

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin turbulentus

AdjectiveEdit

turbulent (neuter singular turbulent, definite singular and plural turbulente)

  1. turbulent

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PiedmonteseEdit

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turbulent

  1. turbulent

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French turbulent, from Latin turbulentus.

AdjectiveEdit

turbulent m or n (feminine singular turbulentă, masculine plural turbulenți, feminine and neuter plural turbulente)

  1. turbulent

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