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Definition of "tumultuous" []

  • Characterized by tumult; noisy and disorderly: tumultuous applause. (adjective)
  • Tending to cause tumult. (adjective)
  • Confusedly or violently agitated. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tumultuous" in a sentence
  • "The adjective "tumultuous" is often used to describe the events of the 1960s."
  • "Her “red deeps,” as she termed her tumultuous feelings, became exacerbated at Johns Hopkins, where her love for another woman was not reciprocated."
  • "Billowed in tumultuous joys and affianced, why you would but will it and your girl would have it."