Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being stormy, or of being agitated or visited by violent winds; tempestuousness; impetuousness; violence.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The state of being stormy; tempestuousness; biosteruousness; impetuousness.

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  • noun uncountable The state or quality of being stormy
  • noun countable The severity of a storm

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  • noun the state of being stormy
  • noun violent passion in speech or action

Etymologies

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From stormy +‎ -ness

Examples

  • Alarmists have drawn some support for increased claims of tropical storminess from a casual claim by Sir John Houghton of the U. N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that a warmer world would have more evaporation, with latent heat providing more energy for disturbances.

    Think Progress » Drudge Falsely Smears Gore

  • During La Niña winters, the Climate Prediction Center reports that "large portions of central North America experience increased storminess and precipitation" while the southern states see less.

    Plains states endure a season of weather extremes

  • My own experience NOB is that general cloudiness does not effect the reception much except for in extreme cases of storminess.

    SKY TV in Morelia

  • My own experience NOB is that general cloudiness does not effect the reception much except for in extreme cases of storminess.

    SKY TV in Morelia

  • When it's carried into a region where there is precipitation occurring, where there is storminess, you tend to see more intense precipitation.

    Three Questions: Severe Weather in Asia

  • Okay, so I guess the upshot here might be that this is one movie that works best for kids young enough to give themselves over to the emotional storminess of childhood and people old enough to look back romantically on all that chaos.

    Where the Wild Things Are: Kids eat it up, they love it so. | EW.com

  • It's the end of our long weekend on Monday into Tuesday that brings the next chance of potential storminess.

    Forecast: 70s today could challenge record

  • During La Niña winters, the Climate Prediction Center reports that "large portions of central North America experience increased storminess and precipitation" while the southern states see less.

    Plains states endure a season of weather extremes

  • Many researchers have found evidence of trends in storminess and extreme temperature and precipitation in other weather data over shorter periods.

    Severe Weather Is Driven by Many Factors

  • The cold temperatures do raise the probability of us getting snow during any periods of storminess.

    First half of January trending cold, any snow?

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