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Synonyms for tumult
ˈtu mʌlt, -məlt, ˈtyu-tu·mult

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  1. tumultnoun

    uproar, ruckus

  2. tumultnoun

    To make a tumult; to be in great commotion.

    Importuning and tumulting even to the fear of a revolt. Milton.

    uproar, ruckus

  3. tumultnoun

    A riot or uprising.

    uproar, ruckus

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. tumult

    The essential idea of revolution is a change in the form of government or constitution, or a change of rulers, otherwise than as provided by the laws of succession, election, etc.; while such change is apt to involve armed hostilities, these make no necessary part of the revolution. The revolution by which Dom Pedro was dethroned, and Brazil changed from an empire to a republic, was accomplished without a battle, and almost without a shot. Anarchy refers to the condition of a state when human government is superseded or destroyed by factions or other causes. Lawlessness is a temper of mind or condition of the community which may result in anarchy. Confusion, disorder, riot, and tumult are incidental and temporary outbreaks of lawlessness, but may not be anarchy. Insubordination is individual disobedience. Sedition is the plotting, rebellion the fighting, against the existing government, but always with the purpose of establishing some other government in its place. When rebellion is successful it is called revolution; but there may be revolution without rebellion; as, the English Revolution of 1688. A revolt is an uprising against existing authority without the comprehensive views of change in the form or administration of government that are involved in revolution. Anarchy, when more than temporary disorder, is a proposed disintegration of society, in which it is imagined that social order might exist without government. Slaves make insurrection; soldiers or sailors break out in mutiny; subject provinces rise in revolt. Compare SOCIALISM.

    anarchy, confusion, disintegration, disorder, insubordination, insurrection, lawlessness, mutiny, rebellion, revolt, revolution, riot, sedition

    authority, command, control, domination, dominion, empire, government, law, loyalty, obedience, order, rule, sovereignty, submission, supremacy

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tumult, tumultuousness, uproar, garboilnoun

    a state of commotion and noise and confusion

    commotion, ruction, brouhaha, rumpus, din, garboil, ruckus, uproar, tumultuousness, hubbub, katzenjammer, turmoil

  2. tumult, turmoilnoun

    violent agitation

    agitation, commotion, ruction, convulsion, rumpus, hullabaloo, din, garboil, ruckus, uproar, tumultuousness, excitement, upheaval, turmoil

  3. commotion, din, ruction, ruckus, rumpus, tumultnoun

    the act of making a noisy disturbance

    commotion, hurly burly, clamor, disturbance, uproar, turmoil, whirl, flutter, ruckus, to-do, rumpus, ruction, din, kerfuffle, blaring, hoo-ha, disruption, cacophony, tumultuousness, garboil, blare, hoo-hah

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. tumultnoun

    uproar, affray, fray, brawl, feud, row, altercation, squabble, quarrel, outbreak, strife, MÊLÉE, RIOT

  2. tumultnoun

    commotion, disturbance, stir, agitation, breeze, ferment, confusion, huddle, pother, ado, bustle, flurry, noise, fuss, TO-DO

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. tumultnoun

    commotion, hurly-burly, turbulence

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "tumult":

    uproar, commotion, turmoil

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How to use tumult in a sentence?

  1. Washington Post:

    Biden presented himself as an antidote to his predecessor, offering the promise of what his own campaign ads called ‘strong, steady, stable leadership’ after four years of bedlam under President Donald Trump. But the tumult surrounding the administration’s withdrawal from Afghanistan offered an early glimpse of the cascade of crises that have badly eroded Biden’s image of restoring calm.

  2. Wilbur Ross:

    Our immediate concern is whether the AQR and the stress test are sensible and do not go overboard with negativity because of the recent tumult, as long as the treatment of the institutions is fair and not based on wild assumptions, then in principle many of us would be prepared to participate in a rights offering.

  3. Chris Christie:

    There's no reason to create tumult in a party that already has a lot of tumult in it.

  4. Bryant McGill:

    Love softens the hardest edges of life's tumult.

  5. Publius Cornelius Tacitus:

    In times of tumult and discord bad men have the most power mental and moral excellence require peace and quiteness.

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