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obstreperous

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Adjective
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ob=strep=er=ous

CIDE DICTIONARY

obstreperousa. [L. obstreperus, from obstrepere to make a noise at; ob (see Ob-) + strepere to make a noise.].
  •  Attended by, or making, a loud and tumultuous noise; clamorous; noisy; vociferous.  [1913 Webster]
    "Beating the air with their obstreperous beaks."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Resistant to control; unruly.  [PJC]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

obstreperous, adj.
1 turbulent, unruly; noisily resisting control.
2 noisy, vociferous.

Derivative
obstreperously adv. obstreperousness n.
Etymology
L obstreperus f. obstrepere (as OB-, strepere make a noise)

THESAURUS

obstreperous

bawling, beyond control, blaring, blatant, blatting, blustering, boanergean, boisterous, brassy, brawling, brazen, breachy, clamant, clamorous, clamoursome, clanging, clangorous, clattery, contumacious, crying, defiant, disorderly, fractious, impatient of control, incorrigible, indocile, indomitable, insuppressible, intractable, irrepressible, loud, loudmouthed, mafficking, multivocal, naughty, noiseful, noisy, openmouthed, ornery, out of control, out of hand, rackety, rambunctious, rampant, raucous, recalcitrant, refractory, resistant, resisting, restive, revolutionary, riotous, rip-roaring, roisterous, rowdy, rumbustious, screaming, shouting, shrewish, strepitant, strepitous, strident, tempestuous, terrorist, tumultuous, turbulent, unbiddable, unbridled, uncontrollable, uncontrolled, undisciplined, ungovernable, unmalleable, unmanageable, unmoldable, unrestrained, unruly, unsubmissive, uproarious, vociferant, vociferating, vociferous, wild, yammering, yapping, yelling, yelping

ROGET THESAURUS

obstreperous

Violence

N violence, inclemency, vehemence, might, impetuosity, boisterousness, effervescence, ebullition, turbulence, bluster, uproar, callithump, riot, row, rumpus, le diable a quatre, devil to pay, all the fat in the fire, severity, ferocity, rage, fury, exacerbation, exasperation, malignity, fit, paroxysm, orgasm, climax, aphrodisia, force, brute force, outrage, coup de main, strain, shock, shog, spasm, convulsion, throe, hysterics, passion, outbreak, outburst, debacle, burst, bounce, dissilience, discharge, volley, explosion, blow up, blast, detonation, rush, eruption, displosion, torrent, turmoil, ferment, storm, tempest, rough weather, squall, earthquake, volcano, thunderstorm, berserk, berserker, fury, dragon, demon, tiger, beldame, Tisiphone, Megaera, Alecto, madcap, wild beast, fire eater, violent, vehement, warm, acute, sharp, rough, rude, ungentle, bluff, boisterous, wild, brusque, abrupt, waspish, impetuous, rampant, turbulent, disorderly, blustering, raging, troublous, riotous, tumultuary, tumultuous, obstreperous, uproarious, extravagant, unmitigated, ravening, inextinguishable, tameless, frenzied, desperate, infuriate, furious, outrageous, frantic, hysteric, in hysterics, fiery, flaming, scorching, hot, red-hot, ebullient, savage, fierce, ferocious, fierce as a tiger, excited, unquelled, unquenched, unextinguished, unrepressed, unbridled, unruly, headstrong, ungovernable, unappeasable, immitigable, unmitigable, uncontrollable, incontrollable, insuppressible, irrepressible, orgastic, orgasmatic, orgasmic, spasmodic, convulsive, explosive, detonating, volcanic, meteoric, stormy, violently, amain, by storm, by force, by main force, with might and main, tooth and nail, vi et armis, at the point of the sword, at the point of the bayonet, at one fell swoop, with a high hand, through thick and thin, in desperation, with a vengeance, a outrance, a toute outrance, headlong, head foremost, furor arma ministrat, blown with restless violence round about the pende.

Loudness

N loudness, power, loud noise, din, blare, clang, clangor, clatter, noise, bombilation, roar, uproar, racket, hubbub, bobbery, fracas, charivari, trumpet blast, flourish of trumpets, fanfare, tintamarre, peal, swell, blast, larum, boom, bang (explosion), resonance, vociferation, hullabaloo, lungs, Stentor, artillery, cannon, thunder, loud, sonorous, high-sounding, big-sounding, deep, full, powerful, noisy, blatant, clangorous, multisonous, thundering, deafening, trumpet-tongued, ear-splitting, ear-rending, ear-deafening, piercing, obstreperous, rackety, uproarious, enough to wake the dead, enough to wake seven sleepers, shrill &c 410 clamorous stentorian, stentorophonic, loudly, aloud, at the top of one's voice, at the top of one's lungs, lustily, in full cry, the air rings with, the deep dread-bolted thunder.


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