stormy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) enPR: stôr'mē, IPA(key): /ˈstɔɹmi/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɔː(ɹ)mi

Adjective[edit]

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
    • 2011, Phil McNulty, Euro 2012: Montenegro 2-2 England [1]
      Fabio Capello insisted Rooney was in the right frame of mind to play in stormy Podgorica despite his father's arrest on Thursday in a probe into alleged betting irregularities, but his flash of temper - when he kicked out at Miodrag Dzudovic - suggested otherwise.
  3. Proceeding from violent agitation or fury.
    a stormy sound or stormy shocks
  4. Violent; passionate; rough.
    stormy passions

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Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Old English stormiġ; equivalent to storm +‎ -y.

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Adjective[edit]

stormy

  1. Affected by an instance of intense wind and precipitation; stormy.
  2. Indecisive, fluctuating, inconsistent; lacking consistency or decisiveness.
  3. Fractious or warring; affected by conflicts or disputes.
  4. (rare) Bringing retribution.

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