- buffeted about, as by adversities.
Origin of tempest-tossed
First recorded in 1585–95
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for tempest-tost
So the captain of this tempest-tost ship desired Jonah to call upon his god.
The flowers at its feet bowed their heads, while the winds wafted their fragrance over the struggling, tempest-tost tree.