tempestuously


tempestuously

adjective

  1. characterized by or subject to tempests: the tempestuous ocean.
  2. of the nature of or resembling a tempest: a tempestuous wind.
  3. tumultuous; turbulent: a tempestuous period in history.

adjective

  1. of or relating to a tempest
  2. violent or stormya tempestuous love affair

adj.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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