- tumultuous; turbulent.
- confused; disorderly; haphazard: tumultuary habits of studying.
Origin of tumultuary
1580–90; < Latin tumultuārius pertaining to bustle or hurry, equivalent to tumultu(s) tumult + -ārius -ary1
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Examples from the Web for tumultuary
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.John Knox and the Reformation
He worked by diplomatic methods through Governments, not through the tumultuary efforts of peoples.William Pitt and the Great War
John Holland Rose
The American contest was known to him before but as a rebellion—a tumultuary affair in a remote transatlantic colony.Life And Times Of Washington, Volume 2
John Frederick Schroeder
A few officers and soldiers followed him, but in a very irregular and tumultuary manner.Old Mortality, Complete, Illustrated
Sir Walter Scott