Tu*mul"tu*ous (?), a. [L. tumultuosus: cf. F. tumultueux.]
Full of tumult; characterized by tumult; disorderly; turbulent.
The flight became wild and tumultuous.
Conducted with disorder; noisy; confused; boisterous; disorderly; as, a tumultuous assembly or meeting.
Agitated, as with conflicting passions; disturbed.
His dire attempt, which, nigh the birth
Now rolling, boils in his tumultuous breast.
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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