Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Stormy; turbulent.

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Usage examples "tempestuous":

  1. We depart, cross the bar; the sea is horribly tempestuous, and Mary is nearly sick, nor is Shelley much better. - "The Life and Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Volume I (of 2)", Florence A. Thomas Marshall.
  2. Throughout the voyage he experienced the most tempestuous weather. - "The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus (Vol. II)", Washington Irving.
  3. The night that followed that meeting at Queen's Hall was the most tempestuous time Jean Arnot ever passed through. - "White Fire", John Oxenham.