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tempestuous

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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

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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

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3 marked by turmoil or disturbance especially of natural elements
  • we spent a tempestuous night stranded on the summit of the mountain

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4 marked by wet and windy conditions
  • stay indoors this weekend as the weather promises to be tempestuous

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“Tempestuous.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/tempestuous. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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