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 for tempestuousness
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tempestuous \Tem*pes"tu*ous\, a. [L. tempestuous: cf. OF.
     tempestueux, F. temp[^e]tueux.]
     Of or pertaining to a tempest; involving or resembling a
     tempest; turbulent; violent; stormy; as, tempestuous weather;
     a tempestuous night; a tempestuous debate. --
     Tem*pes"tu*ous*ly, adv. -- Tem*pes"tu*ous*ness, n.
     [1913 Webster]
           They saw the Hebrew leader,
           Waiting, and clutching his tempestuous beard.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a state of wild storminess
      2: a state of agitation or turbulent change or development; "the
         political ferment produced new leadership"; "social unrest"
         [syn: agitation, ferment, fermentation,
         tempestuousness, unrest]

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