Definition of tempest in English:

tempest

Line breaks: tem|pest
Pronunciation: /ˈtɛmpɪst
 
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noun

Phrases

a tempest in a teapot

North American term for a storm in a teacup (see storm).
More example sentences
  • In reality, the firestorm of publicity engulfing Gaughan was nothing more than a tempest in a teapot.
  • A review of the registration process might prove whether this is a tempest in a teapot.
  • A more valid criticism, perhaps, is that the report is a tempest in a teapot.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French tempeste, from Latin tempestas 'season, weather, storm', from tempus 'time, season'.

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