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stormy

[stawr-mee] /ˈstɔr mi/
adjective, stormier, stormiest.
1.
affected, characterized by, or subject to storms; tempestuous:
a stormy sea.
2.
characterized by violent commotion, actions, speech, passions, etc.:
a stormy debate.
Origin
1150-1200
1150-1200; Middle English; Old English stormig. See storm, -y1
Related forms
stormily, adverb
storminess, noun
unstormily, adverb
unstorminess, noun
unstormy, adjective
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Examples from the web for stormy
  • The weather was stormy, the wind blowing and still it kept its grip and composure.
  • If it's the former, you want to show waves crashing against the shore, probably in stormy weather.
  • Initial reports suggest that stormy weather may have contributed to the accident.
  • Most likely the coast will be spared a full onslaught, but if you live there, it's best to be prepared for stormy weather.
  • But scientists are finding that those dramatic electrical discharges are far more than a sideshow in stormy skies.
  • There is a good chance that with a hybrid system, when it is cloudy or stormy without much solar gain, it will be windy.
  • The planes flew in one direction then another as balmy daylight turned to stormy seas in the darkness.
  • The mesocyclone can eventually form a stormy funnel cloud, which becomes a tornado when it touches down.
  • For instance, sledging parties often encountered sastrugi, wind-sculpted snow that can resemble the surface of a stormy sea.
  • stormy seas heighten the effects of the currents, making the whirlpools even more spectacular.
British Dictionary definitions for stormy

stormy

/ˈstɔːmɪ/
adjective stormier, stormiest
1.
characterized by storms
2.
subject to, involving, or characterized by violent disturbance or emotional outburst
Derived Forms
stormily, adverb
storminess, noun
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Word Origin and History for stormy
adj.

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

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