A tempestuous moment.
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.
- of, involving, or like a tempest
- violent; turbulent
Origin of tempestuousMiddle French tempestueus from Late Latin tempestuosus from Classical Latin tempestas: see tempest
- Characterized by violent emotions or actions; tumultuous: a tempestuous relationship.
- Of, relating to, or resembling a tempest: tempestuous gales.
Origin of tempestuousMiddle English from Late Latin tempestuōsus from tempestūs tempest variant of tempestās ; see tempest .