turbid vs turbulent vs turgid

turbid turbulent turgid


  • 1) Having the lees or sediment disturbed; roiled; muddy; thick; not clear; -- used of liquids of any kind.
  • 2) Heavy, dark, or dense, as smoke or fog.
  • 3) Having sediment or foreign particles stirred up or suspended; muddy.
  • 4) In a state of turmoil; muddled.
  • 5) Disturbed; confused; disordered.
  • 6) Not clear; having suspended matter that scatters light passing through; having the lees or sediment disturbed; roiled; muddy; thick; -- used of liquids of any kind
  • 7) (of liquids) clouded as with sediment


  • 1) being in, or causing, disturbance or unrest
  • 2) violently disturbed or agitated; tempestuous, tumultuous
  • 3) Characterized by disorder, commotion, or unrest.
  • 4) Moving rapidly or violently.
  • 5) Producing commotion; disturbing; exciting.
  • 6) Disposed to insubordination and disorder; restless; unquiet; refractory.
  • 7) Disturbed; agitated; tumultuous; roused to violent commotion.
  • 8) characterized by unrest or disorder or insubordination
  • 9) (of a liquid) agitated vigorously; in a state of turbulence


  • 1) Distended beyond the natural state by some internal agent, especially fluid, or expansive force.
  • 2) of language or style Tediously pompous or bombastic.
  • 3) Swollen or distended, as from a fluid; bloated.
  • 4) Excessively ornate or complex in style or language; grandiloquent.
  • 5) Distended beyond the natural state by some internal agent or expansive force; swelled; swollen; bloated; inflated; tumid; -- especially applied to an enlarged part of the body.
  • 6) Swelling in style or language; vainly ostentatious; bombastic; pompous.
  • 7) abnormally distended especially by fluids or gas
  • 8) ostentatiously lofty in style


  • 1) After a while, the sky fell cloudy and grey, and the waters of the Sound were as dark and turbid with sediments as old wine.
  • 2) It was bad chance, for Hanuman's mood, already turbid and dark, fell instantly black, and he exchanged quick looks with Danlo.
  • 3) There, in the turbid darkness, Atara screamed silently in fascination and fear, and I wanted to scream, too.
  • 4) To unite a killer mix of artificial and live bait — giving a larger, bulkier target in turbid waters — hook a minnow in the head on the middle treble, adding a treble stinger if strikes are short, and drop it to the bottom.
  • 5) This adaptation allows the fish to live in turbid, stagnant waters low in dissolved oxygen: under such conditions, it may obtain as much as 70 percent of the oxygen it needs from the atmosphere.
  • 6) Weary of waiting longer for the weather, we start at last on a somewhat doubtful morning, and find the paths wet and slippery, and the mountain streams all turbid from the rain of the last three days.
  • 7) ; the river raced in turbid waves; the sand drove in clouds; and the face of the sky was darkened as if by a London fog.
  • 8) Flies: The traditional advice is to use black in turbid water and light colors in clear water, but I’ve always had better results with darker flies — black, green, and brown.
  • 9) “Match the hue to the water conditions: black in turbid water, bright colors in stained, and silver in clear, for example. “
  • 10) Let us carry our experiments a step further, and see what effect what is known as a turbid medium has upon the illuminating value of different parts of the spectrum.
  • 11) Richard Lenski (concerning turbidity), and then search the pdf for "turbid" for me to observe that the actual data are not there.
  • 12) ‘Cloudy or turbid water can quickly clog a filter and shorten the life of the unit.’
  • 13) ‘Although they prefer clear, fresh running water, they seasonally adapt to turbid water caused by runoff and flooding during the rainy season.’
  • 14) ‘Visual signals are also used in aquatic environments, however turbid water reduces visibility very rapidly and may adversely effect visual communication.’
  • 15) ‘The turbid water should be cleared before chlorination.’
  • 16) ‘Generally speaking, turbid natural water is not very harmful to people.’
  • 17) ‘But after mechanical fishing dredges destroyed the oyster reefs early in the 20th Century, the water became increasingly turbid and oxygen deficient.’
  • 18) ‘Algae then grow on the surface and bottom-dwelling plants, deprived of light and oxygen, die off making the water even more turbid and inhospitable to fish and other life.’
  • 19) ‘He and the wise men went before the rest to scout the place, and suddenly, he saw a joyless woods leaning over turbid and bloody water.’
  • 20) ‘Bullheads and catfish are often associated with muddy, turbid waterbodies, and thus many people have a low opinion of them.’
  • 21) ‘The swamp itself was muddy, turbid, and infested with biting gnats and mosquitoes.’
  • 22) ‘During these times it is easier to see fish than at times when the water is more turbulent and turbid.’
  • 23) ‘When the water flows out it is warm but often turbid.’
  • 24) ‘If you put it in a glass, you can see it's turbid.’
  • 25) ‘They bravely endured these tempests and continued to fight valiantly across the turbid depths to reach their goal…’


  • 1) On two occasions the Speaker of the House suspended the session following turbulent scenes on the floor.
  • 2) Somewhere below in the turbulent maelstrom was the starboard rail.
  • 3) Her eyes, wide and dark, were turbulent, awash with emotions.
  • 4) ‘It's intense and turbulent and chaotic and calming and rhythmic all at the same time.’
  • 5) ‘Its structures, planes and buildings emit an emotional charge, rooted in the city's turbulent history.’
  • 6) ‘Built by Edward Longshanks and destroyed by the Duke of Cumberland's army as it advanced towards Culloden, Linlithgow Palace stands at the heart of Scotland's turbulent history.’
  • 7) ‘The break-in is the latest event in a turbulent recent history for the family who were thrust back into the media spotlight following the success of their eponymous reality TV show.’
  • 8) ‘Just after he returned to Spain, the country entered a new and turbulent phase in its history.’
  • 9) ‘Despite its turbulent history, the Borders has managed to retain a number of fine period homes.’
  • 10) ‘Don't miss a tour of the Berlin Experience, which traces its turbulent history.’
  • 11) ‘He's observed the turbulent history of the humble stage direction and has decided to take action.’
  • 12) ‘The town had remained calm since the turbulent times seven months ago.’
  • 13) ‘After the most turbulent year in the history of the Olympic Games, Kevan Gosper has written an account of his life in sport, from being an athlete, through his years as a sports administrator.’
  • 14) ‘I think that most other nationalities have had a turbulent enough history to know that one can never relax, that nothing is forever, that society is constantly making and re-making itself.’
  • 15) ‘On no occasion throughout that turbulent history was an eventual withdrawal from the convertibility regime put under serious public discussion.’
  • 16) ‘Since its introduction by the Further and Higher Education Act 1992, quality assurance of teaching has had a relatively brief but turbulent history.’
  • 17) ‘The paper has had a somewhat turbulent history.’
  • 18) ‘The book is a well-balanced account of both the baseball of the '30s and the larger social history of that turbulent era.’
  • 19) ‘During its turbulent history it had known dozens of presidents, but their efforts to rule had been fruitless, invariably with blood flowing.’
  • 20) ‘Wallace began his career in the 1830s as a land surveyor in Wales, during one of the most turbulent eras of British history.’
  • 21) ‘Evidence of the region's turbulent history is everywhere.’
  • 22) ‘The July Monarchy was a turbulent time in French history.’
  • 23) ‘Sorting is one result of the movement of sediment transported by turbulent air or water.’
  • 24) ‘The turbulent air is cooled, and this causes condensation and consequently an extensive stratus cloud is often formed.’
  • 25) ‘In rougher, more turbulent water, trout are much harder to see.’
  • 26) ‘The North Sea is an enchanting voyage across alternately silky and turbulent waters.’
  • 27) ‘Looking down at the turbulent waters below, she took a deep breath and prayed.’
  • 28) ‘They made their way through the turbulent waters, and Elijah breathed a sigh of relief.’
  • 29) ‘The turbulent water produces millions of air bubbles that circle about your mask and add to the thrill of the current.’
  • 30) ‘A mass of waves were sweeping the shoreline, and the turbulent water toppled trees and swept them towards both ends of the lake, now spread twice as wide as it had once been.’
  • 31) ‘In these turbulent waters, the American Navy navigates the political shoals and does what it does best.’
  • 32) ‘He dropped down below the boat and the turbulent water.’
  • 33) ‘Jimmy took off and flew all the way through turbulent air to land at Newark at 3: 51 pm.’
  • 34) ‘There is another very large grassy area across the other side of the lake which offers a more forgiving landing and less chance of turbulent air.’
  • 35) ‘Ironically, wave power is produced not by water but by the air currents that are trapped and then pushed around by the turbulent waters.’
  • 36) ‘Charlie could see turbulent waters ahead, and prayed for wisdom.’
  • 37) ‘Only when they were finished did I discover that the wooden boats were barely buoyant enough to survive the turbulent water.’
  • 38) ‘Suddenly, with a splash to wake the dead, it flipped over and he was tossed into the turbulent waters near mid-stream.’
  • 39) ‘He kicked and slapped the his way through the turbulent water in a desperate attempt to break through to the surface and breathe.’
  • 40) ‘Needless to say he's in the turbulent water for an awfully long time.’
  • 41) ‘It was as if the turbulent water of new relationship really had passed beneath the bridge, and now we were free to relax.’
  • 42) ‘If the air was turbulent, maintaining a tight formation was a real chore.’
  • 43) ‘Instabilities appear in the flow as Re increases, and all flows become turbulent at sufficiently large Reynolds numbers.’
  • 44) ‘Boundary layers have to be modelled with particular attention to the possible change from turbulent to laminar flow.’
  • 45) ‘He studied the change in a flow along a pipe when it goes from laminar flow to turbulent flow.’
  • 46) ‘They can be viewed as a turbulent flow of liquid in which the chaotic fluctuations get larger as one examines the fluid with a magnifying glass on a finer and finer scale.’
  • 47) ‘The flows can also be turbulent, which means there is little hope of solving the necessary equations.’


  • 1) The first half was a turgid, disjointed affair.
  • 2) A turgid style of rugby will beat lesser teams, but it won't beat the best four or five.
  • 3) Sorry to plunge you straight into the turgid stuff.
  • 4) It was pretty turgid stuff from both teams.
  • 5) The second half was turgid and tight with no quarter given and hardly any goalmouth incidents.
  • 6) Everything points to a turgid affair.
  • 7) This can be dry, turgid stuff.
  • 8) There are some sharp lines and a couple of catchy songs but there's also a lot of turgid stuff.
  • 9) Real play turgid stuff under Benitez.
  • 10) It was awful, turgid stuff.
  • 11) It was turgid stuff, but then again Atlético were little better.
  • 12) It was all pretty turgid stuff but, then again, it has been for some time.
  • 13) Do not rush out to buy the DVD, it was turgid stuff.
  • 14) The fruits of his labours are collected in this book, which is a peerless work of journalism, but a turgid piece of writing.
  • 15) Writing requires discipline, and it can be taught, but you don't find it in turgid poems about Bad Daddies and The Struggle to Be Me and all the other flat, morbid, narcissistic writing that is encouraged by bad teaching.
  • 16) MATTHEW GOODE has slammed his new movie LEAP YEAR as "turgid" - insisting the AMY ADAMS movie will be labelled "the worst film of 2010."
  • 17) February 24th, 2010 more images more imagesMATTHEW GOODE has slammed his new movie LEAP YEAR as "turgid" - insisting the AMY ADAMS movie will be labelled "the worst film of 2010."
  • 18) As Gunn says in 'Players': Listen, I spent most of this year trapped in what I can only describe as a turgid supernatural soap-opera.
  • 19) The intake of air can be minimised by cutting when the transpiration of the plant is low and both stem and bloom are turgid, that is the cells are full of water and stretched to their fullest limit so that stem and bloom are stiff and solid, and by plunging the cut stems straight away into water, preferably warm water as this tends to be taken up more quickly and thus breaks any air lock.
  • 20) It got trashed, but there are great sequences in there, but the overall effect is kind of turgid in a certain way.
  • 21) In Pollack's case, I consider Out of Africa to be Oscar bait, critics bait, the kind of turgid lugubrious epic that comes along every so often and which just isn't really very good.
  • 22) Isn't there another grouchy, unproductive and anonymous, online malcontent - one who shares your discomfort for "turgid" things - for for you to play with, say losergrrl, for instance?
  • 23) But I have come to the conclusion that there is more than one spewer of insulting, yes "turgid" prose, alike as they may be.
  • 24) ‘Pale sunlight filters through the trees that overhang the water's edge, throwing veiled patches of gold onto the turgid brown river where cattle drink under the watchful eye of a young herdsman.’
  • 25) ‘She talked of her French ancestors who swam 30 miles down the turgid Mississippi river from Canada to St. Paul, Minnesota.’
  • 26) ‘The river is a brown, turgid worm as broad as a peaty salmon-spawn stream.’
  • 27) ‘Last month more than 35,000 salmon died in the Klamath River, smothered by low flows and turgid waters.’
  • 28) ‘The pace was surprisingly quick considering some of the turgid stuff played in Ebdon's previous match, although the 30-year-old had promised to play a more open game against the fourth seed.’
  • 29) ‘Its style is turgid and convoluted.’
  • 30) ‘The style was turgid, the characters were poorly outlined and too ‘original’.’
  • 31) ‘The majority of them are written in a boring, turgid style.’
  • 32) ‘The style is rather turgid, and the author is so wrapped up in ‘discourse theory’ that he loses sight of the issues themselves.’
  • 33) ‘Breakfast rooms across India display a vista of glazed eyes ploughing wearily through the turgid, circumlocutory language of the morning papers.’
  • 34) ‘Faced with this tediously turgid presentation, my eyes glossed over, and only masochistic perseverance got me through.’
  • 35) ‘Matters aren't helped either by her desperately turgid prose style, which is likely to turn off all but the most conscientious of readers.’
  • 36) ‘I observed that his prose was turgid and his character pompous, which is correct on both counts.’
  • 37) ‘The book has its tedious and turgid passages, but the work is held together by a genuine sense of protest, first of all, against the brutality and irrationality of the penal system.’
  • 38) ‘Much of what passes for architectural writing, particularly in academia, is turgid and stilted.’
  • 39) ‘The crowd of nearly 13,000 were left to ponder on a turgid first half, but any thoughts that they were being short-changed were quickly dispelled when the teams reappeared.’
  • 40) ‘Sir Samuel has a flowing style of writing that never gets bogged down or turgid.’
  • 41) ‘The movie is a turgid, pretentious piece of work that may have played well on the page, but is too heavy and slow-moving to work on the big screen.’
  • 42) ‘The writing style I found to be turgid, which from a professor of communications is a rather frightening concept.’
  • 43) ‘I do understand the instinct of journalists to translate turgid legal verbiage into clear language.’
  • 44) ‘They eschew narrative, write in turgid, jargon-ridden prose and concentrate on micro-topics instead of the big picture.’
  • 45) ‘They might think it sounds horribly self-important, turgid, avant-garde and inaccessible.’
  • 46) ‘As an orator or ‘communicator’ he was terrible, with one turgid cliché following another, delivered in a folksy drone punctuated by wags of the head.’
  • 47) ‘Some entries are rather turgid, and others wonderfully pretentious.’
  • 48) ‘The Official is a turgid, overlong, and repetitive mix, with precious few hooks to make the ferocious, concussive breakbeats go down more easily.’

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