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Pronunciation:  'boysturus

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  1. [adj]  violently agitated and turbulent; "boisterous winds and waves"; "the fierce thunders roar me their music"- Ezra Pound; "rough weather"; "rough seas"
  2. [adj]  noisy and lacking in restraint or discipline; "a boisterous crowd"; "a social gathering that became rambunctious and out of hand"; "a robustious group of teenagers"; "beneath the rumbustious surface of his paintings is sympathy for the vulnerability of ordinary human beings"; "an unruly class"
  3. [adj]  full of rough and exuberant animal spirits; "boisterous practical jokes"; "knockabout comedy"

BOISTEROUS is a 10 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: disorderly, fierce, knockabout, rambunctious, robustious, rough, rumbustious, spirited, stormy, unruly



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Bois"ter*ous\, a. [OE. boistous; of uncertain
origin; cf. W. bwyst wild, savage, wildness, ferocity,
bwystus ferocious.]
1. Rough or rude; unbending; unyielding; strong; powerful.
   [Obs.] ``Boisterous sword.'' ``Boisterous hand.'' --Shak.

2. Exhibiting tumultuous violence and fury; acting with noisy
   turbulence; violent; rough; stormy.

         The waters swell before a boisterous storm. --Shak.

         The brute and boisterous force of violent men.

3. Noisy; rough; turbulent; as, boisterous mirth; boisterous

         I like not that loud, boisterous man. --Addison.

4. Vehement; excessive. [R.]

         The heat becomes too powerful and boisterous for
         them.                                 --Woodward.

Syn: Loud; roaring; violent; stormy; turbulent; furious;
     tumultuous; noisy; impetuous; vehement.

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