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TEMPESTUOUS

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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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Meaning:

Characterized by violent emotions or behavior

Synonyms:

tempestuous; stormy

Context examples:

a stormy argument / a stormy marriage

Similar:

unpeaceful (not peaceful)


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Meaning:

(of the elements) as if showing violent anger

Synonyms:

angry; tempestuous; furious; raging; wild

Context examples:

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

Similar:

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


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