from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Marked by haste, confusion, disorder, and irregularity.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Attended by, or producing, a tumult; disorderly; confused; tumultuous.
- adj. restless; agitated; unquiet
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Attended by, or producing, a tumult; disorderly; promiscuous; confused; tumultuous.
- adj. Restless; agitated; unquiet.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Disorderly; riotous; promiscuous; confused: as, a tumultuary conflict.
- Restless; agitated; unquiet.
At this the disaffected cohorts proclaimed the name of their lawful sovereign; the Barbarians, astonished by the defection of their Roman allies, dispersed, according to their custom, in tumultuary flight; and Mascezel obtained the of an easy, and almost bloodless, victory.
My arrival produced a sensation that stopped all this, and I was hurried by a kind of tumultuary welcome into the parlour.
Highland clans, endeavoured, with unavailing heroism, to cover the tumultuary retreat of the common file.
Meanwhile many crowded to the spot, especially followers of Conrade and officers of the Stradiots, who, as they saw their leader lie gazing wildly on the sky, raised him up amid a tumultuary cry of “Cut the slave and his hound to pieces!”
True, and a mind differing from the tumultuary opinion; for, quæ negata, grata.
The crowd rushed, bearing forward and shouldering each other, out of the Court, in the same tumultuary mode in which they had entered; and, in excitation of animal motion and animal spirits, soon forgot whatever they had felt as impressive in the scene which they had witnessed.
At that check, the authors of these tumultuary measures fell to accusing the generals, as if they had marred the proceeding; and the Arcadians and Archaeans banded together, chiefly under the auspices of the two ringleaders, Callimachus the Parrhasian and
A few officers and soldiers followed him, but in a very irregular and tumultuary manner.
In this delegation of authority, the two principal factions which divided the tumultuary army had each taken care to send three of their own number.
A complete train of field-artillery accompanied these troops; and the whole had an air so imposing, that it seemed nothing short of an actual miracle could prevent the ill-equipped, ill-modelled, and tumultuary army of the insurgents from being utterly destroyed.