Tempéstuous. adj. [tempestueux, Fr. from tempest.] Stormy; turbulent.
Tempestuous fortune hath spent all her spight,
And thrilling sorrow thrown his utmost dart. Fairy Qu.
Which of them rising with the sun or falling
Should prove tempestuous. Milton.
Her looks grow black as a tempestuous wind,
Some raging thoughts are rowling in her mind. Dryden.
Pompey, when dissuaded from embarking because the weather was tempestuous, replied, My voyage is necessary, my life is not so. Collier on the Value of Life.