tempestuous

[ tem-pes-choo-uhs ]SEE DEFINITION OF tempestuous
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TEMPESTUOUS

The sun went down on its wrath, and its night was tempestuous.

The Sabbath of the eleventh of March was wet and tempestuous.

"A tempestuous wind called Euroclydon," repeated the reader.

He is a tempestuous person, but can be very grave when he likes.

He was short-breathed, asthmatic and possessed a tempestuous temper.

It was a wild, tempestuous night towards the close of November.

It was only four months since the Hun was swamping us with his tempestuous might!

It was the most stormy season of the year on the tempestuous Atlantic.

As at some time the wind rises, so after a sunshiny day there may be a tempestuous night.

It has had a stormy hatching, and should be a tempestuous outburst.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., from Latin tempestuosus, from tempestas (see tempest). The figurative sense is older in English; literal sense is from c.1500. Related: Tempestuously.

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