Tumultuous

Tu*mul"tu*ous

(t*ml"t*s), a. [L. tumultuosus: cf. F. tumultueux.] 1. Full of tumult; characterized by tumult; disorderly; turbulent.
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The flight became wild and tumultuous.
Macaulay.
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2. Conducted with disorder; noisy; confused; boisterous; disorderly; as, a tumultuous assembly or meeting.
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3. Agitated, as with conflicting passions; disturbed.
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His dire attempt, which, nigh the birth
Now rolling, boils in his tumultuous breast.
Milton.
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4. Turbulent; violent; as, a tumultuous speech.
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Syn. -- Disorderly; irregular; noisy; confused; turbulent; violent; agitated; disturbed; boisterous; lawless; riotous; seditious.
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-- Tu*mul"tu*ous*ly, adv. -- Tu*mul"tu*ous*ness, n.
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Tu"mu*lus

(?), n.;
pl. Tumuli (#).
[L., a mound, a sepulchral mound, probably from tumere to swell. Cf. Tumid.] An artificial hillock, especially one raised over a grave, particularly over the graves of persons buried in ancient times; a barrow.
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