turbid vs. turbulent vs. turgid – The Correct Way to Use Each – English Learning

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Turbid

Definition:

(of liquids) clouded as with sediment

Examples:

He told me to investigate the composition of this turbid liquid.

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Turbulent

Definition:

characterized by unrest or disorder or insubordination

Examples:

a turbulent and unruly childhood

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Turgid

Definition:

ostentatiously lofty in style

Examples:

a man given to turgid talk

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