tempestuous Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"tempestuous" in British English

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tempestuousadjective

uk   us   /temˈpes.tju.əs/

tempestuous adjective (EMOTIONS)

If something such as a ​relationship or ​time is tempestuous, it is ​full of ​strongemotions: They got ​divorced in 2010 after a tempestuous ​marriage.

tempestuous adjective (STORM)

literary of or ​relating to a ​tempest
tempestuously
adverb uk   us   /-li/
(Definition of tempestuous from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"tempestuous" in American English

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tempestuousadjective

 us   /temˈpes·tʃu·əs/
violentlyemotional: They ​finallystoppedseeing each other, ​endingtheir tempestuous ​relationship.
(Definition of tempestuous from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “tempestuous”
in Chinese (Simplified) 感情的, 剧烈的, 骚动的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 感情的, 劇烈的, 騷動的…
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