tumultuous

  • 1 Tumultuous — Tu*mul tu*ous, a. [L. tumultuosus: cf. F. tumultueux.] 1. Full of tumult; characterized by tumult; disorderly; turbulent. [1913 Webster] The flight became wild and tumultuous. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 2. Conducted with disorder; noisy; confused;… …

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  • 2 tumultuous — (adj.) 1540s, from O.Fr. tumultuous (Mod.Fr. tumultueux), from L. tumultuosus, from tumultus (see TUMULT (Cf. tumult)). Related: Tumultuously …

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  • 3 tumultuous — index disordered, disorderly Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 4 tumultuous — ► ADJECTIVE 1) very loud or uproarious. 2) excited, confused, or disorderly. DERIVATIVES tumultuously adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 tumultuous — [to͞o mul′cho͞o əs, tyo͞omul′cho͞o əs, təmul′cho͞o əs; to͞omul′tyo͞o əs, tyo͞omul′tyo͞o əs, təmul′tyo͞o əs] adj. [MFr < L tumultuosus] 1. full of or characterized by tumult; wild and noisy; uproarious 2. making a tumult 3. greatly agitated… …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 tumultuous — [[t]tjuːmʌ̱ltʃuəs, AM tuː [/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n A tumultuous event or period of time involves many exciting and confusing events or feelings. ...the tumultuous changes in Eastern Europe... It s been a tumultuous day at the international… …

    English dictionary

  • 7 tumultuous — adjective Date: circa 1548 1. marked by tumult < tumultuous applause > 2. tending or disposed to cause or incite a tumult < the laws…were violated by a tumultuous faction Edward Gibbon > 3. marked by violent or overwhelming turbulence or upheaval …

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  • 8 tumultuous — tu|mul|tu|ous [tju:ˈmʌltʃuəs US tu: ] adj 1.) full of activity, confusion, or violence ▪ the tumultuous years of the Civil War 2.) very loud because people are happy and excited ▪ He received a tumultuous welcome. ▪ tumultuous applause …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 tumultuous — adjective 1) tumultuous applause Syn: loud, deafening, thunderous, uproarious, noisy, clamorous, vociferous, vehement Ant: soft 2) their tumultuous relationship Syn …

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  • 10 tumultuous — tumultuously, adv. tumultuousness, n. /tooh mul chooh euhs, tyooh /, adj. 1. full of tumult or riotousness; marked by disturbance and uproar: a tumultuous celebration. 2. raising a great clatter and commotion; disorderly or noisy: a tumultuous… …

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  • 11 tumultuous — tu|mul|tu|ous [ tu mʌltʃuəs ] adjective LITERARY 1. ) noisy and excited: tumultuous applause 2. ) involving a lot of noise, excitement, activity, or violence: Scotland s tumultuous history ╾ tu|mul|tu|ous|ly adverb …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 12 tumultuous — adjective 1 full of activity, confusion, or violence: the tumultuous weeks leading up to the revolution 2 very loud: Tumultuous applause rang through the hall. tumultuously adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 tumultuous — UK [tjuːˈmʌltʃʊəs] / US [tuˈmʌltʃʊəs] adjective literary 1) involving a lot of noise, excitement, activity, or violence Scotland s tumultuous history 2) noisy and excited tumultuous applause Derived word: tumultuously adverb …

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  • 14 tumultuous — adj. 1 noisily vehement; uproarious; making a tumult (a tumultuous welcome). 2 disorderly. 3 agitated. Derivatives: tumultuously adv. tumultuousness n. Etymology: OF tumultuous or L tumultuosus (as TUMULT) …

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  • 15 tumultuous — adj. Tumultuous is used with these nouns: ↑applause, ↑welcome …

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  • 16 tumultuous — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. agitated, disturbed, violent; see turbulent . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) a. [tuh MUL choo us] uproarious, loud, wild, turbulent. The meeting turned tumultuous after it was announced that taxes would …

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  • 17 tumultuous — [tjuːˈmʌltʃʊəs] adj noisy and excited tumultuous applause[/ex] …

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  • 18 tumultuous — /tjuˈmʌltʃuəs/ (say tyooh mulchoohuhs) adjective 1. full of or marked by tumult or uproar: *Today s defeat ended a tumultuous fortnight for Dokic –aap news, 2000. 2. making a tumult; disorderly or noisy, as persons, etc. 3. disturbed or agitated …

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  • 19 tumultuous — tumultous / tumultuous [adj] confused; in an uproar agitated, boisterous, clamorous, disorderly, disturbed, excited, fierce, hectic, irregular, lawless, noisy, obstreperous, passionate, raging, rambunctious, raucous, restless, riotous, rowdy,… …

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  • 20 tumultuous — adjective a) Noisy and disorderly b) Causing tumult …

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