from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or resembling a tempest: tempestuous gales.
- adj. Tumultuous; stormy: a tempestuous relationship.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of, or resembling a tempest; stormy, tumultuous.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to a tempest; involving or resembling a tempest; turbulent; violent; stormy
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Very stormy; turbulent; rough with wind; stormy: as, a tempestuous night. Also used figuratively.
- Subject to fits of stormy passion; impetuous.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (of the elements) as if showing violent anger
- adj. characterized by violent emotions or behavior
Middle English, from Late Latin tempestuōsus, from tempestūs, tempest, variant of tempestās; see tempest.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)