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Meaning of TEMPESTUOUS

Pronunciation:  tem'peschoous

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  (of the elements) as if showing violent anger; "angry clouds on the horizon"; "furious winds"; "the raging sea"
 

TEMPESTUOUS is a 11 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: angry, furious, raging, stormy, wild
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.                       --Longfellow.

 

 

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