V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: 1. full of noise, confusion, and disorder; 2. characterized by change and uncertainty
Synonyms: clamorous, riotous, turbulent, uproarious, disorderly, troubled, disruptive, wild
Antonyms: restrained, calm, peaceful
Tips: Tumultuous describes disorder and unrest. Crowds, periods of time, and spans of people's lives can be described as tumultuous if they include disorder and unrest. Think of tumultuous as a "tumbling of order."
The opposing demonstrators became tumultuous when leaders began screaming at one another. (riotous, disorderly)
The sixties were a time of tumultuous social upheaval. (turbulent)
His tumultuous candidacy, fraught with rumor and speculation, cost him the election for President. (turbulent, troubled)
It is a miracle that we were able to make this company a success after its tumultuous beginning. (troubled)
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