\ 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.

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The MV Viking Sky cruise ship that encountered engine trouble in stormy seas finally made it to Norway after being adrift for 20 hours. Dwight Perry / Sideline Chatter, The Seattle Times, "Sideline chatter: What’s mom going to be like when he’s playing in an actual game?," 30 Mar. 2019 Once upon a time, stormy politics in the Mideast routinely inflicted pain on Americans at the pump. Lauren Silva Laughlin, WSJ, "Homegrown Energy Can’t Tame U.S. Pump Prices," 15 Apr. 2019 Organizers of the 123rd race announced several adjustments Friday for the world’s oldest annual marathon because of the stormy forecast. Jennifer Mcdermott, The Seattle Times, "Boston Marathon organizers prepare for another rainy race," 12 Apr. 2019 Snipes’s 15 years as supervisor of elections in Florida’s second-most-populous county (and the county with the most registered voters) have been stormy, to say the least. Jane Coaston, Vox, "Brenda Snipes says she won’t resign as Broward County election supervisor after all," 3 Dec. 2018 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,, "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

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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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English Language Learners Definition of stormy

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


\ 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


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

Medical Definition of stormy

: having alternating exacerbations and remissions of symptoms

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