Tu*mul"tu*ous (?), a. [L. tumultuosus: cf. F. tumultueux.]

1.

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

The flight became wild and tumultuous. Macaulay.

2.

Conducted with disorder; noisy; confused; boisterous; disorderly; as, a tumultuous assembly or meeting.

3.

Agitated, as with conflicting passions; disturbed.

His dire attempt, which, nigh the birth Now rolling, boils in his tumultuous breast. Milton.

4.

Turbulent; violent; as, a tumultuous speech.

Syn. -- Disorderly; irregular; noisy; confused; turbulent; violent; agitated; disturbed; boisterous; lawless; riotous; seditious.

-- Tu*mul"tu*ous*ly, adv. -- Tu*mul"tu*ous*ness, n.

 

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