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Definition of Tempestuous


  1. Of or pertaining to a tempest; involving or resembling a tempest; turbulent; violent; stormy; as, tempestuous weather; a tempestuous night; a tempestuous debate.

Tempestuous Quotations

I worship pianos like they are prize diamonds, and I never willfully do damage to them. But I grew up playing guitars, and you treat a guitar like a best friend or a little brother or a lover you have a tempestuous relationship with.
Jamie Cullum

Sometimes I read a biography of some tempestuous artist and find myself longing for fireworks! booze! bloody fights!; I do think that life must be so much more thrilling when you're actively miserable.
Lauren Groff

Romance is tempestuous. Love is calm.
Mason Cooley

Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty.
Thomas Jefferson

To have his path made clear for him is the aspiration of every human being in our beclouded and tempestuous existence.
Joseph Conrad
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