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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Tempestuous \Tem*pes"tu*ous\, a. [L. tempestuous: cf. OF.
tempestueux, F. temp[^e]tueux.]
Of or pertaining to a tempest; involving or resembling a
tempest; turbulent; violent; stormy; as, tempestuous weather;
a tempestuous night; a tempestuous debate. --
Tem*pes"tu*ous*ly, adv. -- Tem*pes"tu*ous*ness, n.
They saw the Hebrew leader,
Waiting, and clutching his tempestuous beard.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: characterized by violent emotions or behavior; "a stormy
argument"; "a stormy marriage" [syn: stormy,
2: (of the elements) as if showing violent anger; "angry clouds
on the horizon"; "furious winds"; "the raging sea" [syn:
angry, furious, raging, tempestuous, wild]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
58 Moby Thesaurus words for "tempestuous":
anarchic, angry, blustering, blusterous, blustery, boisterous,
chaotic, clamorous, cloudy, coarse, cyclonic, dirty, disruptive,
fierce, fiery, foul, frantic, frenetic, frenzied, furious, hellish,
hotheaded, impassioned, impetuous, infuriate, insensate, mad,
mindless, orgasmic, orgastic, pandemoniac, passionate, raging,
rainy, ravening, raving, riotous, rip-roaring, rough, simmering,
storming, stormy, tornadic, troublous, tumultuous, turbulent,
typhonic, typhoonish, unbridled, uncontrollable, uncontrolled,
unrestrained, uproarious, vehement, violent, volcanic, wild,
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