The noun turbulence means a state of confusion and disorganized change. This also means a violent or unsteady movement of air or water, or of some other fluid.

Synonyms are conflictdisturbancetumult, or turmoil.

The word origins from Late Latin turbulentia meaning “trouble, disquiet”, and Latin turbulentus meaning “full of commotion”.

I hope we can all ride out of this financial turbulence.

The country is likely to hit a political and economical turbulence.

Their poems reflect the turbulence of their times.