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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 ?
It came with bright flashes of sunlight by day, with deep, monotonous shadow at night; with the onset of heavy winds, the roar of turbulent woods, the tumultuous tossing of leafy arms, and with what seemed the silent dissolution of the whole landscape in days of steady and uninterrupted downfall.
Its ugly and spiteful little din (heard now for the first time, perhaps, since Hepzibah's periwigged predecessor had retired from trade) at once set every nerve of her body in responsive and tumultuous vibration.
The moment that he did so, there came what seemed a tumultuous rush of new life, other life than his own pouring like a torrent into his heart, and hurrying through all his veins, as if the mother and the child were communicating their vital warmth to his half-torpid system.
And what with the standing spectacle of the black terrific Ahab, and the periodical tumultuous visitations of these three savages, Dough-Boy's whole life was one continual lip-quiver.
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.
After riding about an hour in this way, the whole party made a precipitate and tumultuous descent into a barn-yard belonging to a large farming establishment.
He breathed thick and heavily for a moment or two, so tumultuous were his feelings; then he hoarsely whispered:
This course was strictly followed by bench after bench as Driscoll traveled in his tumultuous and airy flight toward the door; so he left behind him an ever-lengthening wake of raging and plunging and fighting and swearing humanity.
For, the footsteps had become to their minds as the footsteps of a people, tumultuous under a red flag and with their country declared in danger, changed into wild beasts, by terrible enchantment long persisted in.
The noise in this room was perfectly tumultuous, for there were more children there, than Scrooge in his agitated state of mind could count; and, unlike the celebrated herd in the poem, they were not forty children conducting themselves like one, but every child was conducting itself like forty.
At last his Sail-broad Vannes He spreads for flight, and in the surging smoak Uplifted spurns the ground, thence many a League As in a cloudy Chair ascending rides Audacious, but that seat soon failing, meets A vast vacuitie: all unawares Fluttring his pennons vain plumb down he drops Ten thousand fadom deep, and to this hour Down had been falling, had not by ill chance The strong rebuff of som tumultuous cloud Instinct with Fire and Nitre hurried him As many miles aloft: that furie stay'd, Quencht in a Boggie SYRTIS, neither Sea, Nor good dry Land: nigh founderd on he fares, Treading the crude consistence, half on foot, Half flying; behoves him now both Oare and Saile.
The signs and sounds of a tumultuous concourse of men lately crowded together in one place, and agitated by the same passing events, were now exchanged for the distant hum of voices of different groups retreating in all directions, and these speedily died away in silence.