- The definition of tempestuous is something very stormy or characterized by great conflict.
When a couple argues all the time, their relationship is an example of a tempestuous relationship.
A tempestuous moment.
tempestuous definition by Webster's New World
- of, involving, or like a tempest
- violent; turbulent
Origin: Middle French tempestueus ; from Late Latin tempestuosus ; from Classical Latin tempestas
tempestuous definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Of, relating to, or resembling a tempest: tempestuous gales.
- Tumultuous; stormy: a tempestuous relationship.
Origin: Middle English, from Late Latin tempestuōsus, from tempestūs, tempest, variant of tempestās; see tempest.
- tem·pesˈtu·ous·ly adverb
- tem·pesˈtu·ous·ness noun