stormy

[ stawr-mee ]
/ ˈstɔr mi /

adjective, storm·i·er, storm·i·est.

affected, characterized by, or subject to storms; tempestuous: a stormy sea.
characterized by violent commotion, actions, speech, passions, etc.: a stormy debate.

Nearby words

  1. stormlessly,
  2. stormont,
  3. stormproof,
  4. stormstayed,
  5. stormtrooper,
  6. stormy petrel,
  7. stornoway,
  8. storrs,
  9. storting,
  10. story

Origin of stormy

1150–1200; Middle English; Old English stormig. See storm, -y1

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British Dictionary definitions for stormy

stormy

/ (ˈstɔːmɪ) /

adjective stormier or stormiest

characterized by storms
subject to, involving, or characterized by violent disturbance or emotional outburst
Derived Formsstormily, adverbstorminess, noun

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Word Origin and History for stormy

stormy

adj.

c.1200, from storm (n.) + -y (2). Figurative use by mid-14c. Related: Storminess.

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