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tempest

tem·pest

tempest

 
pronunciation:
tem pihst
phrases:
tempest in a teapot
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a very strong and violent wind, esp. when accompanied by rain, sleet, hail, or snow.
synonyms:
gale, squall, windstorm
similar words:
cyclone, hurricane, storm, tornado, twister, typhoon, whirlwind, williwaw
definition 2: a violent disturbance or commotion; uproar; tumult.
synonyms:
agitation, cataclysm, commotion, hurly-burly, turbulence, turmoil, upheaval, uproar
similar words:
chaos, confusion, disquiet, disruption, disturbance, furor, hubbub, imbroglio, tumult, unrest
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