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tumult

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of tumult

  1. 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 Synonyms of tumult ado, alarums and excursions, ballyhoo, blather, bluster, bobbery, bother, bustle, clatter, clutter [chiefly dialect], coil, corroboree [Australian], disturbance, do [chiefly dialect], foofaraw, fun, furor, furore, fuss, helter-skelter, hoo-ha (also hoo-hah), hoopla, hubble-bubble, hubbub, hullabaloo, hurly, hurly-burly, hurricane, hurry, hurry-scurry (or hurry-skurry), kerfuffle [chiefly British], moil, pandemonium, pother, row, ruckus, ruction, rumpus, shindy, splore [Scottish], squall, stew, stir, storm, to-do, commotion, turmoil, uproar, welter, whirl, williwaw, zooWords Related to tumult cacophony, clamor, din, howl, hue and cry, noise, outcry, racket, roar; disorder, unrest, upheaval; eruption, flare-up, flurry, flutter, outbreak, outburst; brawl, fracas, fray, hassle, melee (also mêlée), scuffle; dither, fever, fret, lather, tizzyNear Antonyms of tumult calm, hush, peace, quiet, quietude, rest, stillness, tranquillity (or tranquility); order, orderliness

  2. 2 a violent disturbance (as of the political or social order) the political tumult that swept the American colonies in the late 1700s Synonyms of tumult bouleversement, cataclysm, earthquake, paroxysm, storm, tempest, convulsion, upheaval, uproarWords Related to tumult insurgency, insurrection, mutiny, overthrow, overturn, rebellion, revolt, revolution, subversion, unrest, uprising, upset; fit, seizure, spasm; eruption, flare-up, outbreak, outburst; bluster, bobbery, bustle, coil, commotion, furor, furore, fuss, hubbub, hullabaloo, hurly-burly, pandemonium, rout, row, ruckus, ruction, rumpus, shindy, squall, stew, stir, to-do, turmoil, welter, williwaw; quaking, rocking, shaking, trembling

  3. 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 Synonyms of tumult howl, hubbub, hue and cry, hullabaloo, noise, outcry, roar, clamor, uproar, vociferationWords Related to tumult clangor, din, jangle, racket; cri de coeur, outburst, protestNear Antonyms of tumult mumble, mumbling, murmur, murmuring, rumble, rumbling



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