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 Dictionary entry overview: What does tumultuous mean? 

TUMULTUOUS (adjective)
  The adjective TUMULTUOUS has 1 sense:

1. characterized by unrest or disorder or insubordination

  Familiarity information: TUMULTUOUS used as an adjective is very rare.

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TUMULTUOUS (adjective)

Sense 1tumultuous [BACK TO TOP]


Characterized by unrest or disorder or insubordination


disruptive; tumultuous; turbulent; riotous; troubled

Context examples:

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


unquiet (characterized by unrest or disorder)

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