stormy

adjective
\ ˈstȯr-mē How to pronounce stormy (audio) \
stormier; stormiest

Definition of stormy

1 : relating to, characterized by, or indicative of a storm a stormy day a stormy autumn
2 : marked by turmoil or fury a stormy life a stormy conference

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Other Words from stormy

stormily \ ˈstȯr-​mə-​lē How to pronounce stormily (audio) \ adverb
storminess \ ˈstȯr-​mē-​nəs How to pronounce storminess (audio) \ noun

Examples of stormy in a Sentence

The weather was cold and stormy. Their relationship was very stormy.

Recent Examples on the Web

In news that is sure to rock many a stormy mom group, Facebook is taking new action against anti-vaxxers. Michelle Ruiz, Vogue, "Facebook Just Announced a Plan to Crack Down on Anti-Vaxxers," 7 Mar. 2019 If nothing seems to be working Buck, if collusion doesn't work in stormy doesn't work and infidelity doesn't work and dementia, what should the left do now? Fox News, "Gutfeld: The caravan hit a wall that is Donald Trump," 7 Apr. 2018 While Zabel tended to the planets when possible, stormy conditions in Antarctica often prevented him from walking the quarter mile or so (about 400 m) outdoors to the greenhouse. Elizabeth Howell, Space.com, "Antarctica Greenhouse Produces Cucumbers, Tomatoes and More in Mars-Like Test," 24 Sep. 2018 Outdoor rides, including Epcot's Test Track, Magic Kingdom's Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, and Animal Kingdom's Expedition Everest, will close for thunder, lightening, or severe stormy conditions. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "Only True Disney World Fanatics Will Ace This Quiz," 13 July 2018 Hot and stormy conditions are expected throughout the Greater Cincinnati area this week, according to the National Weather Service. Enquirer Staff, Cincinnati.com, "Cincinnati Weather: Expect hot and stormy conditions this week," 1 July 2018 This January’s men’s-schedule show may prove less stormy, as most of the menswear audience has nothing from Philo’s time to grieve for. Luke Leitch, Vogue, "6 Talking Points From the Fall 2019 Menswear Season to Come Inspired by Virgil... (Not the Virgil that You’re Thinking Of)," 3 Jan. 2019 Ivy cloaks some buildings completely but on many Houtouwan houses, beautiful roof tiles still gleam and broken verandas offer majestic views of the stormy sea. Washington Post, "Explore an abandoned Chinese village now engulfed by nature," 7 June 2018 Ivy cloaks some buildings completely but on many Houtouwan houses, beautiful roof tiles still gleam and broken verandas offer majestic views of the stormy sea. Fox News, "Explore an abandoned Chinese village now engulfed by nature," 6 June 2018

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First Known Use of stormy

12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of stormy was in the 12th century

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stormy

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of stormy

: relating to or affected by a storm
: full of anger, shouting, etc.

stormy

adjective
\ ˈstȯr-mē How to pronounce stormy (audio) \
stormier; stormiest

Kids Definition of stormy

1 : relating to or affected by a storm a stormy sea
2 : displaying anger and strong emotions a stormy meeting

stormy

adjective
\ ˈstȯr-mē How to pronounce stormy (audio) \
stormier; stormiest

Medical Definition of stormy

: having alternating exacerbations and remissions of symptoms

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