Associations to the word «Tempest»

Wiktionary

TEMPEST, noun. A storm, especially one with severe winds.
TEMPEST, noun. Any violent tumult or commotion.
TEMPEST, noun. (obsolete) A fashionable social gathering; a drum.
TEMPEST, verb. (intransitive) (rare) To storm.
TEMPEST, verb. (transitive) (chiefly poetic) To disturb, as by a tempest.
TEMPEST IN A TEA-KETTLE, noun. Alternative form of tempest in a teapot
TEMPEST IN A TEACUP, noun. Alternative form of tempest in a teapot
TEMPEST IN A TEAPOT, noun. (idiomatic) A major fuss over a trivial matter.

Dictionary definition

TEMPEST, noun. A violent commotion or disturbance; "the storms that had characterized their relationship had died away"; "it was only a tempest in a teapot".
TEMPEST, noun. (literary) a violent wind; "a tempest swept over the island".

Wise words

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Aldous Huxley