from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Characterized by tumult; noisy and disorderly: tumultuous applause.
- adj. Tending to cause tumult.
- adj. Confusedly or violently agitated.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Noisy and disorderly
- adj. Causing tumult
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Full of tumult; characterized by tumult; disorderly; turbulent.
- adj. Conducted with disorder; noisy; confused; boisterous; disorderly.
- adj. Agitated, as with conflicting passions; disturbed.
- adj. Turbulent; violent.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pull of tumult, disorder, or confusion; conducted with tumult; disorderly.
- Characterized by uproar, noise, confusion, or the like: as, a tumultuous assembly.
- Agitated; disturbed, as by passion.
- Turbulent; violent.
- Synonyms Uproarious, riotous.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. characterized by unrest or disorder or insubordination
Sorry, no etymologies found.
The adjective "tumultuous" is often used to describe the events of the 1960s.
Her “red deeps,” as she termed her tumultuous feelings, became exacerbated at Johns Hopkins, where her love for another woman was not reciprocated.
Billowed in tumultuous joys and affianced, why you would but will it and your girl would have it.
His subject matter will be determined by the age he lives inat least this is true in tumultuous, revolutionary ages like our ownbut before he ever begins to write he will have acquired an emotional attitude from which he will never completely escape.
Her spoon was gone; that was beyond question, and Daisy's little spirit was in tumultuous disturbance – very uncommon indeed with her.
Tweed lied to Goody about his occupation, age and heritage on their first meeting, but the couple still entered a long-term tumultuous relationship.
They decreed in tumultuous votes, * that his honors should be reversed, his titles erased from the public monuments, his statues thrown down, his body dragged with a hook into the stripping room of the gladiators, to satiate the public fury; and they expressed some indignation against those officious servants who had already presumed to screen his remains from the justice of the senate.
The gates of the city were thrown open, and the new emperor of the Romans, encompassed on every side by the Gothic arms, was conducted, in tumultuous procession, to the palace of Augustus and
Attorney Vincent Romano, who represents Porcelli hopes that Buoneto recorded the intense discussion that he had with his client in August, on the last day of what the lawyer described as a tumultuous and terrifying two-week ordeal for Porcelli, who has a 19-year-long history of anxiety and depression, according to the attorney.
He called the tumultuous period since those attacks '' 19 months that changed the world, '' and said Mr. Hussein's defeat was a defeat for al-Qaeda and other terrorists as well ....