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Meaning of “stormy” in the English Dictionary

"stormy" in British English

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stormyadjective

uk   /ˈstɔː.mi/  us   /ˈstɔːr-/
  • stormy adjective (VIOLENT WEATHER)

B2 with ​strongwind, ​heavyrain, and often ​thunder and lightning: stormy weather The ​sky was ​dark and stormy.
(Definition of stormy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"stormy" in American English

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stormyadjective

 us   /ˈstɔr·mi/
  • stormy adjective (HAVING VIOLENT WEATHER)

relating to or ​affected by a ​storm: I ​remember one stormy ​afternoon when Marcelle and I were ​keptindoors by the ​weather. fig. The new president’s ​promise of ​dramaticchange has already ​run into some stormy ​weather (= ​difficultproblems) on ​CapitolHill.
  • stormy adjective (FULL OF STRONG FEELING)

full of ​difficulties or ​fights: He is ​bestremembered for his stormy ​marriage to ​actress Bette Davis.
(Definition of stormy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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