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English noun: tempest

1. tempest (state) a violent commotion or disturbance

SamplesThe storms that had characterized their relationship had died away.
It was only a tempest in a teapot.


Broader (hypernym)commotion, disruption, disturbance, flutter, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, hurly burly, kerfuffle, to-do

2. tempest (phenomenon) (literary) a violent wind

SamplesA tempest swept over the island.

Broader (hypernym)windstorm

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