What does tumultuous mean?

Definitions for tumultuous
tuˈmʌl tʃu əs, tyu-tu·mul·tuous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. disruptive, riotous, troubled, tumultuous, turbulentadjective

    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"


  1. tumultuousadjective

    Noisy and disorderly

  2. tumultuousadjective

    Causing tumult

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Tumultuousadjective

    Etymology: from tumult; tumultueux, Fr.

    The strong rebuff of some tumultuous cloud
    Hurry’d him aloft. John Milton.

    His dire attempt; which nigh the birth
    Now rowling, boils in his tumultuous breast,
    And like a devilish engine back recoils
    Upon himself. John Milton, Parad. Lost.

    The vital blood, that had forsook my heart,
    Returns again in such tumultuous tides,
    It quite o’ercomes me. Joseph Addison, Cato.

    Many civil broils, and tumultuous rebellions, they fairly overcame, by reason of the continual presence of their King, whose only person oftentimes contains the unruly people from a thousand evil occasions. Edmund Spenser, State of Ireland.

    Nought rests for me in this tumultuous strife,
    But to make open proclamation. William Shakespeare.

    Furiously running in upon him with tumultuous speech, he violently raught from his head his rich cap of sables. Richard Knolles.

    The winds began to speak louder, and as in a tumultuous kingdom, to think themselves fittest instruments of commandment. Philip Sidney, b. ii.


  1. tumultuous

    Tumultuous refers to making a loud, confused noise, or being excited, confused, disorderly, or full of commotion or upheaval. It is often used to describe a state of chaos, disturbance, unrest, or turbulence, either physically or emotionally.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tumultuousadjective

    full of tumult; characterized by tumult; disorderly; turbulent

  2. Tumultuousadjective

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

  3. Tumultuousadjective

    agitated, as with conflicting passions; disturbed

  4. Tumultuousadjective

    turbulent; violent; as, a tumultuous speech

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tumultuous in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tumultuous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of tumultuous in a Sentence

  1. Tim Quinlan:

    Third quarter consumer spending is on track for only a scant gain, if COVID cases keep falling and sentiment turns positive, there is scope for a more solid finish to this tumultuous year.

  2. Adam Johnson:

    For his hard work and his success in leading NetJets through a very tumultuous economic period, Jordan has earned our sincerest thanks and best wishes for his next endeavors.

  3. Stacey Robinault:

    The spouse is always the prime suspect, and it doesnt help that her friends are saying that she told them about a tumultuous relationship, she said in an email. Speaking generally, Baden said recent past injuries could be evident on a victims body, depending on how old they are. In some cases, certain injuries can be present for many weeks. You take a discolorationits purple or blue or red or yellow or green and look at it under the microscope, one can get a good idea of how long theyve been there, Baden said. ALEXIS SHARKEYS MOM CONVINCED FOUL PLAY TO BLAME IN DAUGHTERS DEATH Tom Sharkey told local ABC13 he and his wife did not fight before she left that Friday, but he He added:I know what my life was with my wife.

  4. Mike Pompeo:

    A report was published by special counsel Robert Mueller and we hope that this tumultuous situation will die down and we can finally move on to building more professional, constructive dialogue between Russia and the State Mike Pompeo.

  5. Usamah Bhatti:

    Japanese manufacturers signalled a broad stabilisation in operating conditions at the end of a tumultuous year.

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