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Examples of tempestuous in a Sentence
order was restored to the court after the judge put a stop to the defendant's tempestuous outburst
in terms of social change, the 1960s are generally considered the most tempestuous decade in recent American history
Recent Examples of tempestuous from the Web
Young and tempestuous, the rapper seemed to sense that his time among the living would be short.
In truth, the song’s afterglow eases the farcical ordeal of Charity hiding out in Vittorio’s closet after his tempestuous inamorata, Ursula (Ashley Loren), storms the apartment.
Their tempestuous relationship was central to many of the soap’s most dramatic plots.
Still others, like chief of staff John Kelly, are going to the gym in the middle of the day and generally doing their best to survive in this tempestuous working environment.
Whatever direction the investigations take, there's no denying that Greenberg has brought a dose of Florida-style weirdness to the already tempestuous tale of Russian spookery and the 2016 election.
Rich people journeying through the notoriously tempestuous Atlantic Ocean, tossing concern and common sense to the wind: What could go wrong?
The film centers around the reorganizing and rehanging of the artist’s works at Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum and features interviews with curators and scholars regarding his tempestuous life and intense aesthetics.
Where Daenerys is fierce and tempestuous, the actress's friends describe her as goofy.
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Did You Know?
Time is sometimes marked in seasons, and seasons are associated with the weather. This explains how "tempus," the Latin word for "time" could have given rise to an English adjective for things turbulent and stormy. "Tempus" is the root behind Old Latin tempestus, meaning "season," and Late Latin tempestuosus, the direct ancestor of "tempestuous." As you might expect, "tempus" is also the root of the noun "tempest"; it probably played a role in the history of "temper" as well, but that connection isn't definite.
bang-bang, blood-and-guts, convulsive, cyclonic, explosive, ferocious, fierce, furious, hammer-and-tongs, hot, knock-down, drag-out (or knock-down-and-drag-out), paroxysmal, rabid, rough, stormy, tumultuous, turbulent, violent, volcanic;
TEMPESTUOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of tempestuous for English Language Learners
: affected by a tempest
: full of strong emotions (such as anger or excitement)
TEMPESTUOUS Defined for Kids
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