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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.
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Noun1.tempestuousness - a state of wild storminess
storminess - the state of being stormy; "he dreaded the storminess of the North Atlantic in winter"
2.tempestuousness - a state of agitation or turbulent change or developmenttempestuousness - a state of agitation or turbulent change or development; "the political ferment produced new leadership"; "social unrest"
Sturm und Drang, upheaval, turbulence - a state of violent disturbance and disorder (as in politics or social conditions generally); "the industrial revolution was a period of great turbulence"
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n (lit liter, fig)Heftigkeit f; (of sea)Aufgewühltheit f


(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
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