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[too-muhl-choo-er-ee, tyoo-]
  1. tumultuous; turbulent.
  2. confused; disorderly; haphazard: tumultuary habits of studying.
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Origin of tumultuary

1580–90; < Latin tumultuārius pertaining to bustle or hurry, equivalent to tumultu(s) tumult + -ārius -ary1
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Historical Examples

  • The garden of the Tuileries was filled with the tumultuary concourse.

    Madame Roland, Makers of History

    John S. C. Abbott

  • There seems, moreover, to have been some tumultuary image-breaking.

  • He worked by diplomatic methods through Governments, not through the tumultuary efforts of peoples.

  • The American contest was known to him before but as a rebellion—a tumultuary affair in a remote transatlantic colony.

  • A few officers and soldiers followed him, but in a very irregular and tumultuary manner.