tempestuous


tempestuous

adjective

Definition of TEMPESTUOUS

1
marked by bursts of destructive force or intense activity <order was restored to the court after the judge put a stop to the defendant's tempestuous outburst>
2
marked by sudden or violent disturbance <in terms of social change, the 1960s are generally considered the most tempestuous decade in recent American history>
Synonyms cataclysmal (or cataclysmic), stormy, tempestuous, tumultuous, turbulent
3
marked by turmoil or disturbance especially of natural elements <we spent a tempestuous night stranded on the summit of the mountain>
4
marked by wet and windy conditions <stay indoors this weekend as the weather promises to be tempestuous>

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