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tempestuous

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of tempestuous

  1. 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 Synonyms of tempestuous 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, violent, tumultuous, turbulent, volcanicWords Related to tempestuous barbarous, brutal, savage, vicious; antagonistic, hostile; aggressive, assertive, bellicose, belligerent, combative, contentious, gladiatorial, pugnacious, quarrelsome, truculent; combustible, volatile; agitated, frantic, frenzied, mad; cataclysmal (or cataclysmic), destructive, ruinousNear Antonyms of tempestuous calm, halcyon, pacific, serene, tranquil; nonbelligerent, unaggressiveAntonyms of tempestuous nonviolent, peaceable, peaceful

  2. 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 of tempestuous cataclysmal (or cataclysmic), stormy, convulsive, tumultuous, turbulentWords Related to tempestuous fitful, spasmodic, sporadic; boisterous, clamorous, furious, noisy, riotousNear Antonyms of tempestuous calm, peaceful, placid, serene, tranquil, undisturbed, unperturbed, unshaken, untroubled

  3. 3 marked by turmoil or disturbance especially of natural elements we spent a tempestuous night stranded on the summit of the mountain Synonyms of tempestuous rough, rugged, stormy, wild, tumultuous, turbulentWords Related to tempestuous blustering, blustery, raging, violent; brutal, harsh, severe; roily, unquiet, unsettled; bleak, inclement, nasty, raw, squallyNear Antonyms of tempestuous calm, halcyon, peaceful, placid, quiet, serene, tranquil; bright, clear, clement, cloudless, fair, sunny, sunshiny, unclouded

  4. 4 marked by wet and windy conditions stay indoors this weekend as the weather promises to be tempestuous Synonyms of tempestuous bleak, dirty, inclement, nasty, raw, rough, squally, stormy, foul, turbulentWords Related to tempestuous blowy, blustering, blustery, breezy, gusty, windblown, windswept; cloudy, overcast, sunless; rainy, snowy; foggy, hazy, misty, murky, soupyNear Antonyms of tempestuous rainless; balmy, calm, halcyon, peaceful, placid, pleasant, sereneAntonyms of tempestuous bright, clear, clement, cloudless, fair, sunny, sunshiny, unclouded

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