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Noun: tempest  tem-pist
  1. A violent commotion or disturbance
    "it was only a tempest in a teapot";
    - storm
  2. (literary) a violent wind
    "a tempest swept over the island"

Derived forms: tempests

Type of: carry-on [Brit], commotion, disruption, disturbance, flutter, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, hurly burly, kerfuffle, to-do, windstorm

Encyclopedia: Tempest, John