Tumultuary

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Tumultuary Attended by, or producing, a tumult; disorderly; promiscuous; confused; tumultuous. "A tumultuary conflict.""A tumultuary attack of the Celtic peasantry.""Sudden flight or tumultuary skirmish."
    • Tumultuary Restless; agitated; unquiet. "Men who live without religion live always in a tumultuary and restless state."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • tumultuary Disorderly; riotous; promiscuous; confused: as, a tumultuary conflict.
    • tumultuary Restless; agitated; unquiet.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Tumultuary full of tumult: disorderly: agitated: noisy
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. tumultuarius,: cf. F. tumultuaire,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. tumultustumēre, to swell.

Usage

In literature:

Here and there another stream would fall in from the right or the left, down a gorge of snow-white and tumultuary boulders.
"Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes" by Robert Louis Stevenson
They engaged in tempestuous weather; and the tumultuary conflict was continued from the dawn to the extinction of light.
"The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Volume 6" by Edward Gibbon
They engaged in tempestuous weather; and the tumultuary conflict was continued from the dawn to the extinction of light.
"The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Volume 6" by Edward Gibbon
A few officers and soldiers followed him, but in a very irregular and tumultuary manner.
"Old Mortality, Illustrated, Volume 1." by Sir Walter Scott
A few officers and soldiers followed him, but in a very irregular and tumultuary manner.
"Old Mortality, Complete, Illustrated" by Sir Walter Scott
Having by this tumultuary kind of levy armed about two thousand men, while all were ignorant of his destination, he came to Setia.
"History of Rome, Vol III" by Titus Livius
There seems, moreover, to have been some tumultuary image-breaking.
"John Knox and the Reformation" by Andrew Lang
We need hardly recall the fact, that the discussions in the Convention were greatly influenced by tumultuary movements out of doors.
"Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 426" by Various
They were always frequented by a promiscuous crowd, and generally scenes of tumultuary disorder.
"Salem Witchcraft, Volumes I and II" by Charles Upham
With a tumultuary army of near twenty thousand men, he invaded her territories, and met with weak resistance.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part F. From Charles II. to James II." by David Hume
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