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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Definitions for tumultuary

  1. confused; disorderly; haphazard: tumultuary habits of studying.
  2. tumultuous; turbulent.

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Citations for tumultuary
...she chiefly possessed by solicitude about any reopening of his wound, he struggling with a tumultuary crowd of thoughts that were an offence against his better will. George Eliot, Daniel Deronda, 1876
Those who were less interested, rushed into a tumultuary discussion of chances and possibilities. Each gave his opinion, and each was alternately swayed by that of the others. Sir Walter Scott, Guy Mannering, 1815
Origin of tumultuary
1580-1590
Tumultuary comes from the Latin tumultuārius meaning "pertaining to bustle or hurry."