Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

Words used to describe unpleasant weather - thesaurus

Synonyms

severe

adjective

severe weather is extremely unpleasant and likely to cause harm or damage

harsh

adjective

harsh weather is extremely cold and unpleasant

threatening

adjective

threatening clouds, skies, or seas show that the weather is likely to be bad

fierce

adjective

fierce weather is very strong or severe

humid

adjective

hot and wet in a way that makes you feel uncomfortable

sultry

adjective

sultry weather is unpleasant because the air is hot and slightly wet

muggy

adjective

muggy weather is warm in an unpleasant way because the air feels wet

foul

adjective

foul weather is very unpleasant, with rain, snow, or wind

raw

adjective

raw weather is cold and unpleasant

unseasonable

adjective

formal unseasonable weather is not the type of weather that you expect in a particular season

Show me more
Show me less

More synonyms

fiercely

adverb

in a fierce way

filthy

adjective

Britishinformal filthy weather is very unpleasant, usually because there is a lot of rain or snow and wind

heavy

adjective

mainly literary if the sky is heavy, or the clouds are heavy, the sky is dark and it looks as though it will rain

humidity

noun

weather that is hot and wet

inclement

adjective

formal inclement weather is bad, usually because it is wet, cold, or windy

pitiless

adjective

literary pitiless rain, wind, or sun is very strong and continues for a long time

sullen

adjective

literary if the sky or weather is sullen, it is dark and unpleasant

sunless

adjective

literary without any sun

unseasonably

adverb

formal used for talking about weather that is not normal in a particular season

BuzzWord

gaslight

to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog
Macmillan learn live love play