Definition of stormy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈstɔːmi/

adjective (stormier, stormiest)

1(Of weather) characterized by strong winds and usually rain, thunder, lightning, or snow: a dark and stormy night
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  • Low-pressure weather systems signal cold, stormy weather and snow.
  • But when a lifeboat arrived in stormy weather to rescue the couple, they were told in no uncertain terms by the pair that they wanted to ‘sit it out’.
  • She encountered stormy weather less than a day into the voyage, and at about 2am on September 3 fire broke out in the engine room.
1.1(Of the sea or sky) having large waves or dark clouds because of windy or rainy conditions: grey and stormy skies
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  • One of the paintings stolen is View of the Sea at Scheveningen, a small beach scene, painted in 1882, outside The Hague of a boat setting off into a stormy sea under black clouds.
  • There was a pause as they looked out at the stormy sea and the gray sky.
  • The Panamanian-registered Princess Eva has been in sheltered waters in Donegal Bay since Wednesday, after two of its crew were killed in an accident in stormy seas.
1.2Full of angry or violent outbursts of feeling: a long and stormy debate a stormy relationship
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  • Only the banker's closest friends knew of the couple's stormy and passionate relationship.
  • Fury erupted at a stormy meeting when angry locals turned up to fight plans for two mobile phone masts in York.
  • The dispute is still thought likely to provoke a stormy, if not violent, showdown.
angry, heated, fiery, fierce, impassioned, passionate, ‘lively’;
tempestuous, turbulent, tumultuous, explosive, volatile, violent, intense



Pronunciation: /ˈstɔːmɪli/
Example sentences
  • When that appointment ended - stormily and prematurely - he returned home to Australia, where he taught young dancers until his cancer became too advanced.
  • He walked off stormily in the direction of his large house.
  • Damon eyed her stormily as she stumbled onto the floor before him.


Pronunciation: /ˈstɔːmɪnəs/
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  • This controls the atmosphere's circulation and can alter rainfall, temperature, winds and storminess.
  • Northern areas are likely to become more important agriculture regions as Britain's richest cereal growing areas in East Anglia and Lincolnshire suffer inundation and salt soils because of increasing storminess and rising sea levels.
  • Sodium levels in both the Greenland and the Antarctic ice sheets show that there was a marked increase in storminess around 1400 AD, a time when there was a short period of intense cold that has been nicknamed ‘the little ice age.’

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