Synonyms of storm in English:


See definition of storm


1‘the severe storms that battered Orkney earlier this year’


tempest, squall

gale, hurricane, tornado, cyclone, typhoon, superstorm

thunderstorm, cloudburst, downpour, rainstorm, hailstorm, deluge, monsoon, tropical storm, electrical storm

snowstorm, blizzard

dust storm, dust devil

North American williwaw, ice storm, windstorm


2‘he's at the centre of a drugs storm in Germany’


uproar, commotion, furore, brouhaha, trouble, disturbance, hue and cry, upheaval

controversy, scandal, argument, fracas, fight, war of words

informal to-do, hoo-ha, rumpus, hullabaloo, ballyhoo, ructions, stink

British informal row

3‘the decision provoked a storm of protest’


outburst, outbreak, explosion, eruption, outpouring, surge, upsurge, avalanche, torrent, flood, deluge

blaze, flare-up

4‘a storm of bullets’


volley, salvo, fusillade, barrage, discharge, shower, spray, hail, rain

5‘an attempt at a storm on the castle was beaten back by defenders’


assault, attack, onslaught, offensive, charge, raid, foray, sortie, rush, descent, incursion, thrust, push, blitz, blitzkrieg, aggression

archaic onset


1‘she snatched up her coat and stormed out of the kitchen’


stride angrily, stomp, march, charge, stalk, flounce, stamp, fling

2‘police stormed the building’


attack, charge, rush, conduct an offensive on, make an onslaught on, make a foray on, make a raid on, make a sortie on, descend on, take by storm, attempt to capture

3‘his mother stormed at him and ordered him to go to bed’


rant, rave, rant and rave, shout, bellow, roar, thunder, rage, explode