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Meaning of TUMULTUOUS

Pronunciation:  too'mulchoous

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  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"
 

TUMULTUOUS is a 10 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: disruptive, riotous, troubled, turbulent, unquiet
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Tu*mul"tu*ous\, a. [L. tumultuosus: cf. F.
tumultueux.]
1. Full of tumult; characterized by tumult; disorderly;
   turbulent.

         The flight became wild and tumultuous. --Macaulay.

2. Conducted with disorder; noisy; confused; boisterous;
   disorderly; as, a tumultuous assembly or meeting.

3. Agitated, as with conflicting passions; disturbed.

         His dire attempt, which, nigh the birth Now rolling,
         boils in his tumultuous breast.       --Milton.

4. Turbulent; violent; as, a tumultuous speech.

Syn: Disorderly; irregular; noisy; confused; turbulent;
     violent; agitated; disturbed; boisterous; lawless;
     riotous; seditious. -- {Tu*mul"tu*ous*ly}, adv. --
     {Tu*mul"tu*ous*ness}, n.

 

 

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