tu|mul´tu|ous|ly

tu|mul´tu|ous|ly
tu|mul|tu|ous «too MUHL chu uhs, tyoo-», adjective.
1. characterized by or causing tumult; very noisy or disorderly; violent: »

a tumultuous celebration. Fifty feet from the door a dozen headlights illuminated a bizarre and tumultuous scene (F. Scott Fitzgerald).

SYNONYM(S): boisterous, turbulent.
2. Figurative. greatly disturbed; agitated and confused: »

tumultuous emotions.

3. large and violent; rough; stormy: »

Tumultuous waves beat upon the rocks.

[< Latin tumultuōsus < tumultus, -ūs; see etym. under tumult (Cf.tumult)]
tu|mul´tu|ous|ly, adverb.
tu|mul´tu|ous|ness, noun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • tu|mul|tu|ous — «too MUHL chu uhs, tyoo », adjective. 1. characterized by or causing tumult; very noisy or disorderly; violent: »a tumultuous celebration. Fifty feet from the door a dozen headlights illuminated a bizarre and tumultuous scene (F. Scott… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tu|mul´tu|ous|ness — tu|mul|tu|ous «too MUHL chu uhs, tyoo », adjective. 1. characterized by or causing tumult; very noisy or disorderly; violent: »a tumultuous celebration. Fifty feet from the door a dozen headlights illuminated a bizarre and tumultuous scene (F.… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • mul´ti|far´i|ous|ly — mul|ti|far|i|ous «MUHL tuh FAIR ee uhs», adjective. 1. having many different parts, elements, or forms; having great variety: »…the machinery of high politics the incessant and multifarious business of a great State (Lytton Strachey). 2. many and …   Useful english dictionary

  • mul|ti|far|i|ous — «MUHL tuh FAIR ee uhs», adjective. 1. having many different parts, elements, or forms; having great variety: »…the machinery of high politics the incessant and multifarious business of a great State (Lytton Strachey). 2. many and varied.… …   Useful english dictionary

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