Tempestuous

  • 1 Tempestuous — Tem*pes tu*ous, a. [L. tempestuous: cf. OF. tempestueux, F. temp[^e]tueux.] Of or pertaining to a tempest; involving or resembling a tempest; turbulent; violent; stormy; as, tempestuous weather; a tempestuous night; a tempestuous debate. {Tem*pes …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 tempestuous — index disorderly, outrageous, severe, vehement Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3 tempestuous — mid 15c., from L. tempestuosus, from tempestas (see TEMPEST (Cf. tempest)). The figurative sense is older in English; literal sense is from c.1500. Related: Tempestuously …

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  • 4 tempestuous — [adj] wild, stormy agitated, blustering, blustery, boisterous, breezy, coarse, emotional, excited, feverish, furious, gusty, heated, hysterical, impassioned, intense, passionate, raging, rough, rugged, squally, storming, tumultous/tumultuous,… …

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  • 5 tempestuous — ► ADJECTIVE 1) very stormy. 2) characterized by strong and turbulent emotion. DERIVATIVES tempestuously adverb tempestuousness noun …

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  • 6 tempestuous — [tem pes′cho͞o əs, tem pes′tyo͞o əs] adj. [MFr tempestueus < LL tempestuosus < L tempestas] 1. of, involving, or like a tempest 2. violent; turbulent tempestuously adv. tempestuousness n …

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  • 7 tempestuous — adjective 1 a tempestuous relationship or period of time includes many strong emotions: a tempestuous marriage 2 literary a tempestuous sea or wind is very rough and violent; stormy: lost in the dark tempestuous night tempestuously adverb… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8 tempestuous — tempestuously, adv. tempestuousness, n. /tem pes chooh euhs/, adj. 1. characterized by or subject to tempests: the tempestuous ocean. 2. of the nature of or resembling a tempest: a tempestuous wind. 3. tumultuous; turbulent: a tempestuous period… …

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  • 9 tempestuous — tem|pes|tu|ous [temˈpestʃuəs] adj 1.) a tempestuous relationship or period of time involves a lot of difficulty and strong emotions ▪ a tempestuous marriage 2.) literary a tempestuous sea or wind is very rough and violent = ↑stormy …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 tempestuous — [[t]tempe̱stʃuəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n If you describe a relationship or a situation as tempestuous, you mean that very strong and intense emotions, especially anger, are involved. For years, the couple s tempestuous relationship made the… …

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  • 11 tempestuous — adjective 1) the fair weather passed and the day became tempestuous Syn: stormy, blustery, squally, wild, turbulent, windy, gusty, blowy, rainy; foul, nasty, inclement Ant: calm, fine …

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  • 12 tempestuous — /tɛmˈpɛstʃuəs/ (say tem peschoohuhs) adjective 1. characterised by or subject to tempests: the tempestuous ocean. 2. of the nature of or resembling a tempest: a tempestuous wind. 3. tumultuous; turbulent: a tempestuous period. {late Middle… …

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  • 13 tempestuous — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin tempestuosus, from Old Latin tempestus season, weather, storm, from tempus Date: 15th century of, relating to, or resembling a tempest ; turbulent, stormy < tempestuous weather > < a… …

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  • 14 tempestuous — tem|pes|tu|ous [ tem pestʃuəs ] adjective 1. ) full of strong emotion: a tempestuous relationship 2. ) LITERARY involving violent storms: tempestuous seas ╾ tem|pes|tu|ous|ly adverb …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 tempestuous — UK [temˈpestʃuəs] / US adjective 1) full of strong emotion a tempestuous relationship 2) literary involving violent storms Derived word: tempestuously adverb …

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  • 16 tempestuous — adjective Of, or resembling a tempest; stormy, tumultuous …

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  • 17 tempestuous — Synonyms and related words: anarchic, angry, blustering, blusterous, blustery, boisterous, chaotic, clamorous, cloudy, coarse, cyclonic, dirty, disruptive, fierce, fiery, foul, frantic, frenetic, frenzied, furious, hellish, hotheaded, impassioned …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18 tempestuous — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. stormy, raging, furious; gusty, blowy, squally; violent, tumultuous, turbulent. See wind, violence. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. raging, tumultuous, furious; see stormy 1 , turbulent . III (Roget s 3 …

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  • 19 tempestuous — tem·pes·tu·ous || tem pestʃʊəs adj. stormy, turbulent …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20 tempestuous — [tɛm pɛstjʊəs] adjective 1》 very stormy. 2》 characterized by strong and turbulent emotion. Derivatives tempestuously adverb tempestuousness noun …

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