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- 1. disruptive, riotous, troubled, tumultuous, turbulent, unquiet (vs. quiet)
- usage: characterized by unrest or disorder or insubordination; "effects of the struggle will be violent and disruptive"; "riotous times"; "these troubled areas"; "the tumultuous years of his administration"; "a turbulent and unruly childhood"
- 2. churning, roiling, roiled, roily, turbulent, agitated (vs. unagitated)
- usage: (of a liquid) agitated vigorously; in a state of turbulence; "the river's roiling current"; "turbulent rapids"
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