Meaning of tempestuous

tem•pes•tu•ous

Pronunciation: (tem-pes'ch-us), [key]
— adj.
  1. characterized by or subject to tempests: the tempestuous ocean.
  2. of the nature of or resembling a tempest: a tempestuous wind.
  3. tumultuous; turbulent: a tempestuous period in history.
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