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tumultuous

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1 marked by sudden or violent disturbance
  • one of the most tumultuous periods in the history of the region

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2 marked by turmoil or disturbance especially of natural elements
  • watched the tumultuous weather from the dry safety of our house

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3 marked by bursts of destructive force or intense activity
  • after a tumultuous day of trading, the stock market was down 500 points

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The first known use of tumultuous was circa 1548

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“Tumultuous.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/tumultuous. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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