Definition of tempestuous adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//temˈpestʃuəs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//temˈpestʃuəs//
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  1. 1(formal) full of extreme emotions synonym stormy a tempestuous relationship
  2. 2(formal or literary) caused by or affected by a violent storm synonym stormy tempestuous seas
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: from late Latin tempestuosus, from Latin tempestas ‘season, weather, storm’, from tempus ‘time, season’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: tempestuous