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storm

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of storm

  1. 1 to express one's anger usually violently <the chef spent the morning storming at his staff about the ruined sauces> Synonyms bristle, fume, rageRelated Words blow up, flare (up), flip (out) [slang]; bluster, carry on, fulminate, rampage, rant, rave, take on; burn, foam, seethe, smolder (or smoulder), steam; chafe, fret, stewNear Antonyms allay, appease, pacify, soothe; check, choke (back), collect, compose, contain, curb, pocket, rein, repress, restrain, smother, stifle, strangle, subdue, suppress, swallow; moderate, temper, tone (down); ease, let up, relax; calm, cool, hush, quell, quiet, settle, still

  2. 2 to fall as water in a continuous stream of drops from the clouds <it storms so frequently up in the mountains that the peaks are rarely visible from the valley below> Synonyms pour, precipitate, rainRelated Words shower; spit; hail, rainsquall, squall; deluge, drown, engulf, flood, inundate, swampNear Antonyms drizzle, mist, mizzle, spit, sprinkle

  3. 3 to take sudden, violent action against <the pirates stormed the ship, easily taking the whole crew as their prisoners> Synonyms assail, assault, beset, bushwhack, charge, descend (on or upon), go in (on), jump (on), pounce (on or upon), raid, rush, set on, sic (also sick), attack, strike, trash, turn (on)Related Words bum-rush, gang up (on), mob, swarm; mug, rob; ambuscade, ambush, surprise (also surprize), waylay; blitz, bomb, bombard, nuke; barrage, cannon, cannonade; bang away (at), batter, buffet, plaster; beleaguer, besiege, press; harry, loot, pillage, plunder, ravage, sack; foray, invade, overrun; envelop, flankNear Antonyms cover, defend, guard, protect, secure, shield

  4. 4 to be excited or emotionally stirred up with anger <by the time we arrived, our hostess was storming because dinner was ruined> Synonyms burn, foam, fume, rage, rankle, seethe, sizzle, steam, boilRelated Words fulminate, rant, rave; smolder (or smoulder); bristle, flare (up), inflame (also enflame); chafe, fret, stew; agitate, convulse, roil, shake




storm

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of storm

  1. 1 a disturbance of the atmosphere accompanied by wind and often by precipitation (as rain or snow) <a winter storm bringing about six inches of snow> Synonyms squall, tempest Related Words blizzard, ice storm, snowstorm; cloudburst, hailstorm, rainsquall, rainstorm, thundershower, thunderstorm, weather, windstorm; northeaster (or nor'easter), norther, southeaster, southwester; cyclone, hurricane, typhoon; sandstorm

  2. 2 a heavy fall of objects <police had to endure a storm of rocks and bricks hurled by the rioters> Synonyms hail, shower, rainRelated Words barrage, bombardment, broadside, cannonade, fusillade, salvo, volley; flood, gush, rush, spate, torrent; eruption, outbreak, outburst

  3. 3 a rapid or overwhelming outpouring of many things at once <the army's spokesperson faced a storm of questions from reporters> Synonyms blitz, blitzkrieg, bombardment, cannonade, drumbeat, drumfire, flurry, fusillade, hail, salvo, shower, barrage, volleyRelated Words broadside, earful; avalanche, burst, cataclysm, cataract, deluge, discharge, engulfment, flood, flood tide, flush, gush, inundation, outburst, outflow, outpouring, overflow, rash, spate, surge, torrent; current, river, stream, tide; excess, glut, overabundance, overage, overkill, overmuch, oversupply, superabundance, superfluity, surfeit, surplusNear Antonyms dribble, drip, trickle

  4. 4 a state of noisy, confused activity <a few minutes of calm before the storm, when the store would open its doors on the busiest day of the year> Synonyms ado, alarums and excursions, ballyhoo, blather, bluster, bobbery, bother, bustle, clatter, clutter [chiefly dialect], coil, corroboree [Australian], disturbance, do [chiefly dialect], foofaraw, fun, furor, furore, fuss, helter-skelter, hoo-ha (also hoo-hah), hoopla, hubble-bubble, hubbub, hullabaloo, hurly, hurly-burly, hurricane, hurry, hurry-scurry (or hurry-skurry), kerfuffle [chiefly British], moil, pandemonium, pother, row, ruckus, ruction, rumpus, shindy, splore [Scottish], squall, stew, stir, commotion, to-do, tumult, turmoil, uproar, welter, whirl, williwaw, zooRelated Words cacophony, clamor, din, howl, hue and cry, noise, outcry, racket, roar; disorder, unrest, upheaval; eruption, flare-up, flurry, flutter, outbreak, outburst; brawl, fracas, fray, hassle, melee (also mêlée), scuffle; dither, fever, fret, lather, tizzyNear Antonyms calm, hush, peace, quiet, quietude, rest, stillness, tranquillity (or tranquility); order, orderliness

  5. 5 a steady falling of water from the sky in significant quantity <the storm caused major damage to our barn> Synonyms cloudburst, deluge, downfall, downpour, rainfall, rainstorm, rain, wetRelated Words precipitation, shower; thundershower, thunderstorm, weatherNear Antonyms drizzle, mist, mizzle, scud, spit, sprinkle

  6. 6 a sudden intense expression of strong feeling <a storm of indignation and demands for his resignation arose when the mayor's dishonesty was exposed> Synonyms agony, blaze, burst, ebullition, eruption, explosion, fit, flare, flare-up, flash, flush, gale, gush, gust, paroxysm, spasm, outburstRelated Words blowup, grouch, rage, tantrum; ecstasy, rapture, transport; delirium, firestorm, frenzy, furor

  7. 7 a violent disturbance (as of the political or social order) <civil wars and other storms of unrest swept through the African continent> Synonyms bouleversement, cataclysm, earthquake, paroxysm, convulsion, tempest, tumult, upheaval, uproarRelated Words insurgency, insurrection, mutiny, overthrow, overturn, rebellion, revolt, revolution, subversion, unrest, uprising, upset; fit, seizure, spasm; eruption, flare-up, outbreak, outburst; bluster, bobbery, bustle, coil, commotion, furor, furore, fuss, hubbub, hullabaloo, hurly-burly, pandemonium, rout, row, ruckus, ruction, rumpus, shindy, squall, stew, stir, to-do, turmoil, welter, williwaw; quaking, rocking, shaking, trembling




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