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Meaning of stormy by Wiktionary Dictionary

stormy


    Etymology

    From Middle English stormi, from Old English stormiġ ( “stormy” ), equivalent to storm +‎ -y. Cognate with Dutch stormig ( “stormy” ), German stürmig ( “stormy” ), Swedish stormig ( “stormy” ) .

    Pronunciation

    • enPR: stôr'mē, IPA: /ˈstɔɹmi/, X-SAMPA: /"stOrmi/
    • Rhymes: -ɔː( ɹ )mi

    Adjective

    stormy ( comparative stormier, superlative stormiest )

    1. Of or pertaining to storms .
    2. Characterized by, or proceeding from, a storm; subject to storms; agitated with strong winds and heavy rain .
      a stormy season or a stormy day
    3. Proceeding from violent agitation or fury .
      a stormy sound or stormy shocks
    4. Violent; passionate; rough .
      stormy passions


Explanation of stormy by Wordnet Dictionary

stormy


    Adjective
    1. ( especially of weather ) affected or characterized by storms or commotion

    2. a stormy day
      wide and stormy seas
    3. characterized by violent emotions or behavior

    4. a stormy argument
      a stormy marriage


    Definition of stormy by GCIDE Dictionary

    stormy


    1. Stormy a. [Compar. Stormier ; superl. Stormiest.]
      1. Characterized by, or proceeding from, a storm; subject to storms; agitated with furious winds; biosterous; tempestous; as, “a stormy season; a stormy day or week.” “Beyond the stormy Hebrides.” Milton.

      2. Proceeding from violent agitation or fury; as, “a stormy sound; stormy shocks.”

      3. Violent; passionate; rough; as, “stormy passions”.

      Stormy chiefs of a desert but extensive domain. Sir W. Scott.