tu·mul·tu·ous /tʊˈmʌlʧəwəs, tjʊ, tə, ʧəs; ˈmʌlʧwəs/
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.
adj : characterized by unrest or disorder or insubordination;
"effects of the struggle will be violent and
disruptive"; "riotous times"; "these troubled areas";
"the tumultuous years of his administration"; "a
turbulent and unruly childhood" [syn: disruptive, riotous,