tempestuous
[ tem-pes-choo-uhs ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
late Middle English from late Latin tempestuosus, from Latin tempestas
Synonyms
    1.
  • stormy blustery
    2.
  • heated impassioned passionate turbulent
Antonyms
    1.
  • calm sunny
    2.
  • apathetic calm cool indifferent unexcited
Definition
1. characterized by or subject to tempests
2. tumultuous; turbulent
Examples
1. A) None of the sailors wanted to be out on that tempestuous day, but they had little choice. B) The mountains were treacherous, tempestuous, and ominous; in other words, it was the perfect hiding place because no one wanted to go there.
2. A) The country was undergoing a tempestuous political climate, disrupting everyday life severely. B) His attitude was very tempestuous, with him blowing up at the slightest provocation.
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