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tu·mul·tu·ous

 (to͝o-mŭl′cho͞o-əs, tyo͝o-)
adj.
1. Very loud; noisy: tumultuous applause.
2. Characterized by disorderly commotion: the tumultuous years of the 1960s.
3. Characterized by mental or emotional agitation: a tumultuous love affair.

tu·mul′tu·ous·ly adv.
tu·mul′tu·ous·ness n.

tumultuous

(tjuːˈmʌltjʊəs)
adj
1. uproarious, riotous, or turbulent: a tumultuous welcome.
2. greatly agitated, confused, or disturbed: a tumultuous dream.
3. making a loud or unruly disturbance: tumultuous insurgents.
tuˈmultuously adv
tuˈmultuousness n

tu•mul•tu•ous

(tuˈmʌl tʃu əs, tyu-)

adj.
1. full of tumult or riotousness; uproarious; disorderly.
2. highly agitated; distraught; turbulent.
[1540–50; < Latin tumultuōsus=tumultu(s) tumult + -ōsus -ous]
tu•mul′tu•ous•ly, adv.
tu•mul′tu•ous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.tumultuous - characterized by unrest or disorder or insubordinationtumultuous - 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"
unquiet - characterized by unrest or disorder; "unquiet days of riots"; "following the assassination of Martin Luter King ours was an unquiet nation"; "spent an unquiet night tossing and turning"

tumultuous

adjective
1. turbulent, exciting, confused, disturbed, hectic, stormy, agitated the tumultuous changes in Eastern Europe
turbulent still, quiet, calm, peaceful, hushed, serene, tranquil, restful

tumultuous

adjective
1. Marked by unrest or disturbance:
2. Violently disturbed or agitated, as by storms:
Translations
ضَجّاج، كَثير الضَّوْضاء
bouřlivý
lármás
hávaîasamur
gürültülüpatırtılı

tumultuous

[tjuːˈmʌltjʊəs] ADJ [applause] → tumultuoso

tumultuous

[tjuːˈmʌltʃuəs] adjtumultueux/euse

tumultuous

adj applause, day, times, relationshipstürmisch; they gave him a tumultuous welcomesie begrüßten ihn stürmisch; a tumultuous seaeine stürmische See

tumultuous

[tjuːˈmʌltjʊəs] adjtumultuoso/a

tumult

(ˈtjuːmalt) noun
a great noise (usually made by a crowd). He could hear a great tumult in the street.
tuˈmultuous (-tʃuəs) adjective
with great noise or confusion. The crowd gave him a tumultuous welcome; tumultuous applause.
tuˈmultuously adverb
References in classic literature ?
Remember, also, that the surgeon must operate from above, some eight or ten feet intervening between him and his subject, and that subject almost hidden in a discolored, rolling, and oftentimes tumultuous and bursting sea.
As a ruler, the East Wind has a remarkable stability; as an invader of the high latitudes lying under the tumultuous sway of his great brother, the Wind of the West, he is extremely difficult to dislodge, by the reason of his cold craftiness and profound duplicity.
The reader will perhaps imagine the sensations which now arose in Jones to have been so sweet and delicious, that they would rather tend to produce a chearful serenity in the mind, than any of those dangerous effects which we have mentioned; but in fact, sensations of this kind, however delicious, are, at their first recognition, of a very tumultuous nature, and have very little of the opiate in them.
And all the while the thick-lipped leviathan is rushing through the deep, leaving tons of tumultuous white curds in his wake, and causing the slight boat to rock in the swells like a skiff caught nigh the paddle-wheels of an ocean steamer.
The peculiar V-shaped mouth with its pointed upper lip, the absence of brow ridges, the absence of a chin beneath the wedgelike lower lip, the incessant quivering of this mouth, the Gorgon groups of tentacles, the tumultuous breathing of the lungs in a strange atmosphere, the evident heaviness and painfulness of movement due to the greater gravitational energy of the earth--above all, the extraordinary intensity of the immense eyes--were at once vital, intense, inhuman, crippled and monstrous.
Tumultuous waves of the great river rise And seem to storm the skies, While snow-bright peak and prairie mist combine, And greyness softens the harsh mountain line.
The younger generation, conscious of strength and tumultuous, have done with knocking at the door; they have burst in and seated themselves in our seats.
At last it shot out of the door into the hall, followed by all, with tumultuous haste.
His accession to the throne, or rather his usurpation of the sovereignty, a hundred and seventy-one years before the coming of Christ; his attempt to plunder the temple of Diana at Ephesus; his implacable hostility to the Jews; his pollution of the Holy of Holies; and his miserable death at Taba, after a tumultuous reign of eleven years, are circumstances of a prominent kind, and therefore more generally noticed by the historians of his time than the impious, dastardly, cruel, silly, and whimsical achievements which make up the sum total of his private life and reputation.
Who but would cast his pomp away, To take my staff and amice grey, And to the world's tumultuous stage, Prefer the peaceful Hermitage?
If we therefore take his ideas on this point as the criterion of truth, we shall be driven to the alternative either of taking refuge at once in the arms of monarchy, or of splitting ourselves into an infinity of little, jealous, clashing, tumultuous commonwealths, the wretched nurseries of unceasing discord, and the miserable objects of universal pity or contempt.
IN the early morning (it was the second morning after my recovery, and I believe the fourth after I was picked up), I awoke through an avenue of tumultuous dreams,--dreams of guns and howling mobs,--and became sensible of a hoarse shouting above me.