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 stormy (audio) \ adverb
storminess \ ˈstȯr-​mē-​nəs How to pronounce stormy (audio) \ noun

Examples of stormy in a Sentence

The weather was cold and stormy. Their relationship was very stormy.
Recent Examples on the Web Not much is known about the new content other than a tantalizing shot of a level featuring stormy weather and a sphinx. Washington Post, "The most anticipated games of 2021," 29 Dec. 2020 One thing that pundits won't be able to point to in 2020 when looking at the final results is stormy weather on Tuesday. Brandon Noriega, Fox News, "Election Day forecast across the US 'great looking,' features quiet, calm weather," 3 Nov. 2020 Mercury is entering Scorpio, which is stirring up a dark and stormy aura that's kinda perfect for spooky season. Elizabeth Gulino, refinery29.com, "Pre-Retrograde Mercury In Scorpio Is Making Us Feel Like Snooping," 26 Sep. 2020 Kelli Ward, Arizona Republican Party chair, is vague about her intentions after a stormy two-year tenure capped with a bounty of down-ballot triumphs during a pandemic that threatened to upend political control of state government. Ronald J. Hansen, The Arizona Republic, "State Democratic, GOP leaders each declare victory in divided, purple Arizona," 19 Nov. 2020 The Treasury market is usually the world’s most liquid bond market and a haven in stormy times. The Economist, "Financial markets How to fix the market for Treasury bonds," 7 Nov. 2020 The Zoo in those days was a stormy and struggling institution. San Diego Union-Tribune, "From the Archives: 95 years ago Belle Jennings Benchley joined the San Diego Zoo," 20 Oct. 2020 If 2020 ends on a stormy note, next year may have a blazing start. Kevin Spear, orlandosentinel.com, "Hot, extreme weather boosts wildfires chance next year," 29 Sep. 2020 One stormy day on Staten Island, Stahl was stuck inside the house of her then-boyfriend because the cold, rainy weather played havoc with a respiratory condition. René A. Guzman, ExpressNews.com, "San Antonio artist behind Metalhead Minis makes a big deal out of painting miniatures for tabletop games," 5 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of stormy

12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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16 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Stormy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stormy. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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More Definitions for stormy

stormy

adjective
How to pronounce stormy (audio)

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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