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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tu·mul·tu·ous a.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a state of commotion and noise and confusion [syn: tumult,
           uproar, garboil]