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tempestuous

adjective tem·pes·tu·ous \tem-ˈpes-chə-wəs, -ˈpesh-\

: affected by a tempest

: full of strong emotions (such as anger or excitement)

Full Definition of TEMPESTUOUS

:  of, relating to, or resembling a tempest :  turbulent, stormy <tempestuous weather> <a tempestuous relationship>
tem·pes·tu·ous·ly adverb
tem·pes·tu·ous·ness noun

Examples of TEMPESTUOUS

  1. <order was restored to the court after the judge put a stop to the defendant's tempestuous outburst>
  2. <in terms of social change, the 1960s are generally considered the most tempestuous decade in recent American history>

Origin of TEMPESTUOUS

Middle English, from Late Latin tempestuosus, from Old Latin tempestus season, weather, storm, from tempus
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with TEMPESTUOUS

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