- Full of tumult; characterized by tumult; disorderly; turbulent."The flight became wild and tumultuous." [Macaulay.]
- Conducted with disorder; noisy; confused; boisterous; disorderly; as, a tumultuous assembly or meeting.
- Agitated, as with conflicting passions; disturbed."His dire attempt, which, nigh the birth Now rolling, boils in his tumultuous breast." [Milton.]
- Turbulent; violent; as, a tumultuous speech.synonyms: Disorderly; irregular; noisy; confused; turbulent; violent; agitated; disturbed; boisterous; lawless; riotous; seditious.
Etymology: L. tumultuosus: cf. F. tumultueux