un-tumultuous

tumultuous

[too-muhl-choo-uhs, tyoo-]
adjective
1.
full of tumult or riotousness; marked by disturbance and uproar: a tumultuous celebration.
2.
raising a great clatter and commotion; disorderly or noisy: a tumultuous crowd of students.
3.
highly agitated, as the mind or emotions; distraught; turbulent.

Origin:
1540–50; < Latin tumultuōsus, equivalent to tumultu(s) tumult + -ōsus -ous

tumultuously, adverb
tumultuousness, noun
nontumultuous, adjective
nontumultuously, adverb
nontumultuousness, noun
untumultuous, adjective
untumultuously, adverb
untumultuousness, noun


1. uproarious, turbulent, violent. 2. boisterous. 3. unquiet.


1–3. calm, quiet.
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tumultuous (tjuːˈmʌltjʊəs)
 
adj
1.  uproarious, riotous, or turbulent: a tumultuous welcome
2.  greatly agitated, confused, or disturbed: a tumultuous dream
3.  making a loud or unruly disturbance: tumultuous insurgents
 
tu'multuously
 
adv
 
tu'multuousness
 
n

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tumultuous
1540s, from O.Fr. tumultuous (Mod.Fr. tumultueux), from L. tumultuosus, from tumultus (see tumult).
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