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tem·pes·tu·ous

 (tĕm-pĕs′cho͞o-əs)
adj.
1. Characterized by violent emotions or actions; tumultuous: a tempestuous relationship.
2. Of, relating to, or resembling a tempest: tempestuous gales.

[Middle English, from Late Latin tempestuōsus, from tempestūs, tempest, variant of tempestās; see tempest.]

tem·pes′tu·ous·ly adv.
tem·pes′tu·ous·ness n.

tempestuous

(tɛmˈpɛstjʊəs)
adj
1. of or relating to a tempest
2. violent or stormy: a tempestuous love affair.
temˈpestuously adv
temˈpestuousness n

tem•pes•tu•ous

(tɛmˈpɛs tʃu əs)

adj.
1. characterized by or subject to tempests.
2. resembling a tempest.
3. tumultuous.
[1500–10; < Late Latin tempestuōsus]
tem•pes′tu•ous•ly, adv.
tem•pes′tu•ous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.tempestuous - characterized by violent emotions or behavior; "a stormy argument"; "a stormy marriage"
unpeaceful - not peaceful; "unpeaceful times"; "an unpeaceful marriage"
2.tempestuous - (of the elements) as if showing violent angertempestuous - (of the elements) as if showing violent anger; "angry clouds on the horizon"; "furious winds"; "the raging sea"
stormy - (especially of weather) affected or characterized by storms or commotion; "a stormy day"; "wide and stormy seas"

tempestuous

tempestuous

adjective
1. Violently disturbed or agitated, as by storms:
2. Marked by unrest or disturbance:
Translations
عاصِف، شَديد الإنْفِعالعاصِف، كالعاصِفَه
bouřlivýprudkývášnivý
stormfuld
ofsafenginnóveîurs-; hávaîa-

tempestuous

[temˈpestjʊəs] ADJ [relationship, meeting] → tempestuoso

tempestuous

[tɛmˈpɛstʃuəs] adj [relationship] → orageux/euse, tumultueux/euse; [marriage] → tumultueux/euse; [person] → turbulent(e)

tempestuous

adj
(lit liter) windsstürmisch; seatobend, stürmisch
(fig)stürmisch; argument, rageheftig; speechleidenschaftlich

tempestuous

[tɛmˈpɛstjʊəs] adj (relationship, meeting) → burrascoso/a

tempest

(ˈtempist) noun
a violent storm, with very strong winds. A tempest arose and they were drowned at sea.
tempestuous (temˈpestjuəs) adjective
1. (of a person, behaviour etc) violently emotional; passionate. a tempestuous argument/relationship.
2. very stormy; of or like a tempest. tempestuous winds.
temˈpestuously adverb
temˈpestuousness noun
References in classic literature ?
One forlorn fragment of dollanity had belonged to Jo and, having led a tempestuous life, was left a wreck in the rag bag, from which dreary poorhouse it was rescued by Beth and taken to her refuge.
This being, made only for happiness, and heretofore so miserably failing to be happy,--his tendencies so hideously thwarted, that, some unknown time ago, the delicate springs of his character, never morally or intellectually strong, had given way, and he was now imbecile,--this poor, forlorn voyager from the Islands of the Blest, in a frail bark, on a tempestuous sea, had been flung, by the last mountain-wave of his shipwreck, into a quiet harbor.
The boy, also in due time, passed from the forecastle to the cabin, spent a tempestuous manhood, and returned from his world-wanderings, to grow old, and die, and mingle his dust with the natal earth.
It stood on a sharp bleak corner, where that tempestuous wind Euroclydon kept up a worse howling than ever it did about poor Paul's tossed craft.
Miss Miranda entered, and as her eye wandered about the vacant room, it fell upon a white and tempestuous ocean of counterpane, an ocean breaking into strange movements of wave and crest and billow.
There the companions of his fall, o'rewhelm'd With Floods and Whirlwinds of tempestuous fire, He soon discerns, and weltring by his side One next himself in power, and next in crime, Long after known in PALESTINE, and nam'd BEELZEBUB.
The two black feathers on the dingy bonnet, which usually affected the attitude of two notes of interrogation, changed into two notes of exclamation; as for the bonnet itself, it swayed in menace on the old lady's tempestuous chignon.
Under every species of discouragement, they undertook the voyage; they performed it in spite of numerous and almost insuperable obstacles; they arrived upon a wilderness bound with frost and hoary with snow, without the boundaries of their charter, outcasts from all human society, and coasted five weeks together, in the dead of winter, on this tempestuous shore, exposed at once to the fury of the elements, to the arrows of the native savage, and to the impending horrors of famine.
If now and then intervals of felicity open to view, we behold them with a mixture of regret, arising from the reflection that the pleasing scenes before us are soon to be overwhelmed by the tempestuous waves of sedition and party rage.
I take no notice of an unhappy species of population abounding in some of the States, who, during the calm of regular government, are sunk below the level of men; but who, in the tempestuous scenes of civil violence, may emerge into the human character, and give a superiority of strength to any party with which they may associate themselves.
It was, indeed, a tempestuous yet sternly beautiful night, and one wildly singular in its terror and its beauty.
Phileas Fogg gazed at the tempestuous sea, which seemed to be struggling especially to delay him, with his habitual tranquillity.