Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Subject to, characterized by, or affected by storms; tempestuous.
  • adj. Characterized by violent emotions, passions, speech, or actions: a stormy argument.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to storms.
  • adj. Characterized by, or proceeding from, a storm; subject to storms; agitated with strong winds and heavy rain.
  • adj. Proceeding from violent agitation or fury.
  • adj. Violent; passionate; rough.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Characterized by, or proceeding from, a storm; subject to storms; agitated with furious winds; biosterous; tempestous
  • adj. Proceeding from violent agitation or fury
  • adj. Violent; passionate; rough.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Characterized by storm or tempest, or by high winds; tempestuous; boisterous: as, a stormy season.
  • Characterized by violent disturbances or contentions; agitated; turbulent.
  • Violent; passionate; easily roused to anger or strife.
  • Associated with storms, as seen in them or supposed to presage them: specifically, in ornithology, noting certain petrels.
  • Synonyms Windy, gusty, squally, blustering. See wind.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (especially of weather) affected or characterized by storms or commotion
  • adj. characterized by violent emotions or behavior

Etymologies

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

Examples

  • "It's what I call a stormy romance, that all of the sudden the umbrella broke and everybody got rained on," Herm Edwards said on the same network.

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  • There were mussels and abalones and clams and rock-oysters, and great ocean-crabs that were thrown upon the beaches in stormy weather.

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  • I talked about the difficulty of sleeping in stormy weather, stated the restlessness and semi-insomnia that the violent motion of the ship caused in me, and raised the query of how bad weather affected the officers.

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  • It is widely known at Whataburger which my favorite bird is the eagle since in stormy times, when all alternative birds find refuge, the eagle soars, pronounced Tom Dobson, Whataburger Restaurants, LP Chairman as well as CEO.

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  • Those hands-free cellphone laws are most helpful in stormy weather.

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  • That they live on a coral-fringed island in stormy waters has protected them until now from those do-gooders who would "bring them into the mainstream of Indian society," as the nationalist phrase has it.

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  • His expression stormy, Stippling drew his blade and waved it in a whistling circle above his head.

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  • Many of their discussions ended in stormy words, but never before had Martin's dark face showed such white-hot, quivering rage as when he arose now, gathered up his papers, and went away to his own room, closing the door smartly behind him.

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  • "And he as much as told you, did he?" she whispered, turning around to glare in stormy wrath at the unoffending telephone – "he as much as told you there was nothing in it?"

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