stormy

Whether it’s your temper or the month of May, something characterized by turmoil and unpredictable outbursts can be called stormy.

The word stormy describes weather conditions like thunder, lightening, dark clouds, wind, and pelting rain. The word also can be applied more broadly to describe things that seem as volatile and unpredictable as the weather, like a stormy debate that can get loud and angry, or a stormy relationship that is characterized by frequent outbursts of emotion, like downpour of feelings.

Definitions of stormy
  1. adjective
    (especially of weather) affected or characterized by storms or commotion
    “a stormy day”
    “wide and stormy seas”
    Synonyms:
    angry, furious, raging, tempestuous, wild
    (of the elements) as if showing violent anger
    billowing, billowy, surging
    characterized by great swelling waves or surges
    blustering, blusterous, blustery
    blowing in violent and abrupt bursts
    boisterous, fierce, rough
    violently agitated and turbulent
    blowy, breezy, windy
    abounding in or exposed to the wind or breezes
    choppy
    rough with small waves
    dirty
    unpleasantly stormy
    gusty, puffy
    blowing in puffs or short intermittent blasts
    squally
    characterized by brief periods of violent wind or rain
    thundery
    accompanied with thunder
    inclement
    (of weather or climate) severe
    unpeaceful
    not peaceful
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    Antonyms:
    calm
    (of weather) free from storm or wind
    placid, quiet, smooth, still, tranquil, unruffled
    (of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves
    settled
    not changeable
    windless
    without or almost without wind
    peaceable, peaceful
    not disturbed by strife or turmoil or war
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  2. adjective
    characterized by violent emotions or behavior
    “a stormy argument”
    “a stormy marriage”
    synonyms: tempestuous
    unpeaceful
    not peaceful
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