Definition of tumultuous
Examples of tumultuous in a sentence
For someone with such a tumultuous inner world, the muscular choice-is-all school of moral philosophy could not be satisfactory. —Martha C. Nussbaum, New Republic, 31 Dec. 2001
The teams walked onto the field to tumultuous applause. —J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, 1999
We were not accustomed to loran, and to pick up a buoy, as I now did with my binoculars, after thirty days of tumultuous seas, at precisely the time and angle that our charted position led us to anticipate, struck me as nothing short of miraculous. —Louis Auchincloss, “Atlantic War,” in Authors at Sea, Robert Shenk, ed., 1997
The tumultuous sensual undercurrent of the Orient had, like water in the desert, gone underground and though perhaps it bubbled up behind courtyard walls, in public places it kept out of sight. —Leila Hadley, Give Me the World, (1958) 1999
The returning astronauts were given a tumultuous welcome.
The room filled with tumultuous applause.
Recent Examples of tumultuous from the web
To the Editor: An unintended consequence of the tumultuous new presidency is the resurgence of the literary, visual and performing arts.
The U.S. seems particularly polarized in the wake of Donald Trump ’s election and his tumultuous first two weeks as president.
The Italians, too, could not deport Mr. Amri because the Tunisian government, in the tumultuous period after the revolution, did not provide relevant information, according to Italian news reports.
But the period since the recession has been unusually tumultuous.
These were defiant words after what has been a tumultuous month for Gawker.
In an already tumultuous, highly polarizing election season, the reaction to the findings broke along partisan lines.
But the mission also highlighted the widening gap between American military operations and diplomatic efforts to bring peace and stability to a tumultuous region.
Hanabusa’s appointment to the 10-member HART board comes at a tumultuous time for the elevated rail project, which faces a budget shortfall of as much as $910 million.
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Origin and Etymology of tumultuous
First Known Use: circa 1548
TUMULTUOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of tumultuous for English Language Learners
: loud, excited, and emotional
: involving a lot of violence, confusion, or disorder
TUMULTUOUS Defined for Kids
Definition of tumultuous for Students
: characterized by uproar a tumultuous welcome
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