The adjective tumultuous means "disruptive," "troubled," "disorderly," or "turbulent."

  • Pronunciation:/tjuːˈmʌltʃuəs/
  • English Description: full of activity, confusion, or violence
  • Chinese Translation: 吵闹的(Chao3 Nao4 De), 骚乱的(Sao1 Luan4 De)
  • Spanish Translation: tumultuosa
  • STORY:
  • You might hear the adjective tumultuous in news stories about riots because it's one of the best words to describe a group of people in turmoil or disorder, but it can mean anything in a state of unrest. For example, you might steer your boat into a safe harbor before a heavy storm, so the tumultuous waves won't sweep you onto the rocks.


  • The stability of The Associated Press Top 25 these past several weeks blew up during a tumultuous week of big victories and upsets. US News Mar 2, 2015
  • He received a tumultuous welcome.