What does the word tempestuous mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Tempestuousness.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Tempestuously.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Stormy; turbulent.

Usage examples for 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) by Florence A. Thomas Marshall
  2. Throughout the voyage he experienced the most tempestuous weather. – The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus (Vol. II) by 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 by John Oxenham