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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 ?
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.
I could imagine no worse eternal punishment for evil seamen who die unrepentant upon the earthly sea than that their souls should be condemned to man the ghosts of disabled ships, drifting for ever across a ghostly and tempestuous ocean.
Month after month for the six years in which the "Editor's Study" continued in the keeping of its first occupant, its lesson was more or less stormily delivered, to the exclusion, for the greater part, of other prophecy, but it has not been found well to keep the tempestuous manner along with the fulminant matter in this volume.
Phileas Fogg gazed at the tempestuous sea, which seemed to be struggling especially to delay him, with his habitual tranquillity.
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.
It is surprising to see with what fearless unconcern these savages venture in their light barks upon the roughest and most tempestuous seas.
It was very pleasant, when I stayed late in town, to launch myself into the night, especially if it was dark and tempestuous, and set sail from some bright village parlor or lecture room, with a bag of rye or Indian meal upon my shoulder, for my snug harbor in the woods, having made all tight without and withdrawn under hatches with a merry crew of thoughts, leaving only my outer man at the helm, or even tying up the helm when it was plain sailing.
Being of a much more tempestuous kind than the former.
But it will calm the swell and heaving of thy passion, like oil thrown on the waves of a tempestuous sea.
How many magnificent projects of vengeance she conceives by the light of the flashes which her tempestuous passion casts over her mind against Mme.
It was like a tempestuous flood, that had swelled beyond its bounds and would sweep everything before it.
Fears were entertained lest he should lose his way and become bewildered in tempestuous weather.