- full of tumult or riotousness; marked by disturbance and uproar: a tumultuous celebration.
- raising a great clatter and commotion; disorderly or noisy: a tumultuous crowd of students.
- highly agitated, as the mind or emotions; distraught; turbulent.
Origin of tumultuous
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Examples from the Web for tumultuously
It drove on tumultuously, and a mad turgid flood came on behind.The Greater Power
She put her lips to the child's neck and kissed it tumultuously.John Splendid
They looked to see it break up as suddenly and tumultuously as it had been formed.Romulus, Makers of History
You were not serious, that was not the true reason—what you said about marriage, he said tumultuously.The Woman Gives
Young people hailed it tumultuously and cherished it tenderly.Lavengro
- uproarious, riotous, or turbulenta tumultuous welcome
- greatly agitated, confused, or disturbeda tumultuous dream
- making a loud or unruly disturbancetumultuous insurgents
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Word Origin and History for tumultuously
1540s, from Old French tumultuous (Modern French tumultueux), from Latin tumultuosus, from tumultus (see tumult). Related: Tumultuously.
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