Synonyms and Antonyms of tempestuous
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.
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
barbarous, brutal, savage, vicious
aggressive, assertive, bellicose, belligerent, combative, contentious, gladiatorial, pugnacious, quarrelsome, truculent
agitated, frantic, frenzied, mad
cataclysmal (or cataclysmic), destructive, ruinous
marked by sudden or violent disturbance
- In terms of social change, the 1960s are generally considered the most tempestuous decade in recent American history.
marked by turmoil or disturbance especially of natural elements
- We spent a tempestuous night stranded on the summit of the mountain.
blustering, blustery, raging, violent
brutal, harsh, severe
roily, unquiet, unsettled
bleak, inclement, nasty, raw, squally
calm, halcyon, peaceful, placid, quiet, serene, tranquil
bright, clear, clement, cloudless, fair, sunny, sunshiny, unclouded
marked by wet and windy conditions
- Stay indoors this weekend as the weather promises to be tempestuous.
blowy, blustering, blustery, breezy, gusty, windblown, windswept
cloudy, overcast, sunless
foggy, hazy, misty, murky, soupy