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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 of storm bristle, fume, rageWords Related to storm 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 of storm 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 of storm pour, precipitate, rainWords Related to storm shower; spit; hail, rainsquall, squall; deluge, drown, engulf, flood, inundate, swampNear Antonyms of storm 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 of storm 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)Words Related to storm 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 of storm 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 of storm burn, foam, fume, rage, rankle, seethe, sizzle, steam, boilWords Related to storm fulminate, rant, rave; smolder (or smoulder); bristle, flare (up), inflame (also enflame); chafe, fret, stew; agitate, convulse, roil, shake

Synonym Discussion of storm

attack, assail, assault, bombard, storm mean to make an onslaught upon. attack implies taking the initiative in a struggle.
    • plan to attack the town at dawn
assail implies attempting to break down resistance by repeated blows or shots.
    • assailed the enemy with artillery fire
assault suggests a direct attempt to overpower by suddenness and violence of onslaught.
    • commandos assaulted the building from all sides
bombard applies to attacking with bombs or shells.
    • bombarded the city nightly
storm implies attempting to break into a defended position.
    • preparing to storm the fortress

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 of storm squall, tempest Words Related to storm 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 of storm hail, shower, rainWords Related to storm 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 of storm blitz, blitzkrieg, bombardment, cannonade, drumbeat, drumfire, flurry, fusillade, hail, salvo, shower, barrage, volleyWords Related to storm 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 of storm 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 of storm 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, zooWords Related to storm 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 of storm 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 of storm cloudburst, deluge, downfall, downpour, rainfall, rainstorm, rain, wetWords Related to storm precipitation, shower; thundershower, thunderstorm, weatherNear Antonyms of storm 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 of storm agony, blaze, burst, ebullition, eruption, explosion, fit, flare, flare-up, flash, flush, gale, gush, gust, paroxysm, spasm, outburstWords Related to storm 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 of storm bouleversement, cataclysm, earthquake, paroxysm, convulsion, tempest, tumult, upheaval, uproarWords Related to storm 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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