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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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(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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They've lived together since 1992 but have never married, and their blend of tempestuousness and calm clearly works a treat.
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The descriptions of inner-city London with its poverty, racism and tempestuousness crackle with tension.
Suarez was allowed to after a summer of tempestuousness. The same dispensation must be allowed for his fellow South American.
The stones and slogans and indignation and tempestuousness are not about some displeasure that Kashmiris harbour.
As land-based, agrarian republics, they also outpaced Greek citystates such as Athens, which were denounced by both ancients and moderns--whether fairly or unfairly--for their commercialism, inconstancy, and democratic tempestuousness. (51) Farming may have been ubiquitous in the ancient world, but politically empowered farmer-citizens were not, and militarily proficient farmer-citizen-soldiers rarer still.
The composer best describes the song's essence, as unfolding "in alternating moods of tempestuousness and meditativeness." The intensity of utterance throughout is exhausting, even though brief respites are triggered by the words "the trees stand," and "did you love somebody." The alternating moods of the poem engender an A/B/A'/C/A'VC/A/B' plan musically.