stormy

adjective
\ˈstȯr-mē \
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 \ adverb
storminess \ˈstȯr-mē-nəs \ noun

Examples of stormy in a Sentence

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

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Windy, rough days dominated through the first couple of weeks of the month, and for the last week or so a swirling low-pressure system has kept the Gulf off Texas a stormy mess. Shannon Tompkins, Houston Chronicle, "Better days ahead for Texas offshore anglers," 23 June 2018 Things got stormy very quickly for Stormy Daniels in Chicago. Ryan Smith, Chicago Reader, "News / Politics / The Trump Era Stormy Daniels storms out of Chicago strip club: 'I got fired,' she says as weekend shows appear canceled," 15 June 2018 Engler exchanged the emails about Denhollander following allegations at a stormy public meeting that Engler was trying to pay off Lorincz without her lawyer's input. CBS News, "Michigan State University's governing board rejects effort to oust school's interim president," 22 June 2018 He was found to have exchanged the emails following allegations at a stormy public meeting that Engler was trying to pay off another Nassar survivor, Kaylee Lorincz, without her lawyer’s input. Washington Post, "Michigan State president apologizes for ‘kickback’ comments," 21 June 2018 Engler, a former Michigan governor, exchanged emails with Carol Viventi, a Michigan State vice president and special counsel following allegations at a stormy public meeting that Engler was trying to pay off a woman without her lawyer's input. NBC News, "Michigan State trustees, senate leader call for MSU President John Engler's resignation in wake of abuse scandal," 15 June 2018 Engler exchanged emails with Carol Viventi, a Michigan State vice president and special counsel following allegations at a stormy public meeting that Engler was trying to pay off a woman without her lawyer's input. chicagotribune.com, "Michigan State trustees call for school president to resign," 15 June 2018 The lone flamingo showed up on Haulover Beach Saturday and despite a stormy Mother's Day, has continued to linger, drawing onlookers and delighting the internet. Jenny Staletovich, miamiherald, "Something besides nudists showed up at Haulover Beach: a rare flamingo | Miami Herald," 16 May 2018 Despite the depiction of constant chaos and confusion in this stormy era, Trump's approval rating rose to 42 percent in a CNN poll yesterday, the highest in nearly a year. Howard Kurtz, Fox News, "Trump kicks out Russians, but media focus on other controversies," 28 Mar. 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 \
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 \
stormier; stormiest

Medical Definition of stormy 

: having alternating exacerbations and remissions of symptoms

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