Origin of tempestuous
Examples from the Web for tempestuous
This sets off a series of tempestuous events, with the couple spending the rest of the film arguing in front of everyone.‘Force Majeure’ and the Swedish Family Vacation From Hell|Alex Suskind|October 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The singer was to be a generous, amusing but tempestuous employer.The Week in Death: George Jacobs, Sinatra’s Domestic Confidant|The Telegraph|February 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Daphne Merkin on the tempestuous, glamorous love affair—and the surprisingly literary side of Burton.Richard Burton’s Diaries Reveal His Mad Love for Elizabeth Taylor|Daphne Merkin|November 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Fox himself has alluded to a tempestuous relationship with his wife.Dominic Monaghan, Matthew Fox, and a Scandalous Twitter Accusation|Tricia Romano|June 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Chris Lee reports on their bloody, drug-fueled, tempestuous courtship.
The weather had been tempestuous and rainy, for three or four successive days: on the 28th it cleared up a little.
Provence, a tempestuous time in, i. 212;royalist rising in, ii.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte|William Milligan Sloane
The tempestuous chords of the orchestra clash into the holy harmonies of the organ.Stars of the Opera|Mabel Wagnalls
One night a tempestuous wind arose which, incidentally, produced a terrible waterspout.My Own Affairs|Louise, Princess of Belgium
Into this tempestuous little "town," Roosevelt rode one day as night was falling.Roosevelt in the Bad Lands|H. Hagedorn.
British Dictionary definitions for tempestuous
Word Origin and History for tempestuous
mid-15c., from Latin tempestuosus, from tempestas (see tempest). The figurative sense is older in English; literal sense is from c.1500. Related: Tempestuously.