Definition of Tumultuous

1. Adjective. Characterized by unrest or disorder or insubordination. "A turbulent and unruly childhood"

Exact synonyms: Disruptive, Riotous, Troubled, Turbulent
Similar to: Unquiet
Derivative terms: Disrupt, Riot, Tumult, Tumultuousness, Turbulence



Definition of Tumultuous

1. a. Full of tumult; characterized by tumult; disorderly; turbulent.

Definition of Tumultuous

1. Adjective. Noisy and disorderly ¹

2. Adjective. Causing tumult ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tumultuous

1. [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Tumultuous

tumuli
tumulose
tumulosities
tumulosity
tumulous
tumult
tumulted
tumulting
tumults
tumultuarily
tumultuariness
tumultuary
tumultuation
tumultuations
tumultuos
tumultuous (current term)
tumultuous disturbance
tumultuously
tumultuousness
tumultus cordis
tumulus
tumuluses
tun
tuna
tuna-fish
tuna fish
tuna fish salad
tuna fishes
tuna melt
tuna oil

Literary usage of Tumultuous

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1910)
"... a violent and tumultuous manner (which from Its present nature must be peculiarly an offense against the peace of the public) ; and yet. at common law, ..."

2. The Life of William Ewart Gladstone by John Morley (1911)
"CHAPTER VA tumultuous YEAR (1878} ON these great questions, which cut so deep into heart and mind, the importance of taking what they think the best course ..."

3. The Life of William Ewart Gladstone by John Morley (1911)
"CHAPTER VA tumultuous YEAR (1878) ON these great questions, which cut so deep into heart and ... BOOK OF 1878 Mr. Gladstone spoke as ' a tumultuous year. ..."

4. Governments and Parties in Continental Europe by Abbott Lawrence Lowell (1896)
"FRANCE. is liable to occasional outbreaks when the spirit of disorder becomes epidemic; but the French Chamber of Deputies is especially tumultuous, and, ..."

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