adjective Date: 1590 attended or marked by tumult, riot, lawlessness, confusion, or impetuosity

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  • Tumultuary — Tu*mul tu*a*ry, a. [L. tumultuarius: cf. F. tumultuaire.] 1. Attended by, or producing, a tumult; disorderly; promiscuous; confused; tumultuous. A tumultuary conflict. Eikon Basilike. [1913 Webster] A tumultuary attack of the Celtic peasantry.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tumultuary — index disordered, disorderly Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • tumultuary — [to͞o mul′cho͞o er΄ē, tyo͞omul′cho͞o er΄ē, təmul′cho͞o er΄ē; to͞omul′tyo͞o er΄ē, tyo͞omul′tyo͞o er΄ē, təmul′tyo͞o er΄ē] adj. 1. irregular; disorderly 2. TUMULTUOUS …   English World dictionary

  • tumultuary — t(y)üˈməlchəˌwerē, təˈm adjective Etymology: Latin tumultuarius, from tumultus tumult + arius ary 1. a. : composed of hastily levied and unorganized troops : undisciplined, irregular …   Useful english dictionary

  • tumultuary — /tooh mul chooh er ee, tyooh /, adj. 1. tumultuous; turbulent. 2. confused; disorderly; haphazard: tumultuary habits of studying. [1580 90; < L tumultuarius pertaining to bustle or hurry, equiv. to tumultu(s) TUMULT + arius ARY1] * * * …   Universalium

  • tumultuary — a. 1. Disorderly, confused, tumultuous, riotous, promiscuous. 2. Restless, agitated, unquiet, stormy …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • tumultuary — tu·mul·tu·ary …   English syllables

  • tumultuary — /tjuˈmʌltʃəri/ (say tyooh mulchuhree) adjective 1. tumultuous. 2. confused; irregular …   Australian English dictionary

  • Violence — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Violence >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 violence violence inclemency vehemence might impetuosity Sgm: N 1 boisterousness boisterousness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 effervescence effervescence ebullition Sgm …   English dictionary for students

  • Tumultuarily — Tu*mul tu*a*ri*ly, adv. In a tumultuary manner. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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