tumult


tumult

noun

Definition of TUMULT

1
a state of noisy, confused activity <in the tumult of the evacuation from the coast, we accidentally left on the television, which was of course tuned to the local newscast breathlessly reporting on the hurricane we were fleeing>
Near Antonyms calm, hush, peace, quiet, quietude, rest, stillness, tranquillity (or tranquility); order, orderliness
3
a violent shouting <went to the window to see what the great tumult was and discovered a crowd of demonstrators marching down the street>

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