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 Dictionary entry overview: What does tempestuous mean? 

TEMPESTUOUS (adjective)
  The adjective TEMPESTUOUS has 2 senses:

1. characterized by violent emotions or behavior
2. (of the elements) as if showing violent anger

  Familiarity information: TEMPESTUOUS used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

TEMPESTUOUS (adjective)

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Characterized by violent emotions or behavior


tempestuous; stormy

Context examples:

a stormy argument / a stormy marriage


unpeaceful (not peaceful)

Sense 2tempestuous [BACK TO TOP]


(of the elements) as if showing violent anger


angry; tempestuous; furious; raging; wild

Context examples:

angry clouds on the horizon / furious winds / the raging sea


stormy ((especially of weather) affected or characterized by storms or commotion)

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