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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Tumultuous  \Tu*mul"tu*ous\,  a.  [L.  tumultuosus:  cf  F. 
  1.  Full  of  tumult;  characterized  by  tumult;  disorderly; 
  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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  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}, 
  {troubled},  {turbulent}] 

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