- affected, characterized by, or subject to storms; tempestuous: a stormy sea.
- characterized by violent commotion, actions, speech, passions, etc.: a stormy debate.
Origin of stormy
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Examples from the Web for stormy
Subsequent guests have included comedian Margaret Cho and self proclaimed “hurricane of intellectual sexuality,” Stormy Leather.'Hysterical Literature': Women Who Read Until Orgasm
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The word most used to describe it, including by Kathryn, was “stormy.”Doug Kenney: The Odd Comic Genius Behind ‘Animal House’ and National Lampoon
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March 1, 2014
The log cabin in which they sleep has no floor or window, and wind and rain pour in during the stormy days.The ‘12 Years a Slave’ Book Shows Slavery As Even More Appalling Than In the Film
October 18, 2013
In riveting testimony, Arias also described the stormy affair that had led her to the courtroom.Jodi Arias: The Mormon Casey Anthony
February 10, 2013
A couple getting off the Gray Line tour bus had just flown in from Mexico City on Wednesday night, missing the stormy conditions.Tourists in New York Flock to See Damage Wrought by Sandy
November 2, 2012
He who gives his mind to politics, sails on a stormy sea, with a giddy pilot.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
Their interviews were first blissful, then anxious, then sad, then stormy.Malbone
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
Then if things went well—the temptation was strong that stormy afternoon.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
The passage home was stormy and long, but offered nothing remarkable.
The passage was stormy--the Bay of Biscay, in particular, giving us a touch of its qualities.
- characterized by storms
- subject to, involving, or characterized by violent disturbance or emotional outburst
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Word Origin and History for stormy
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