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Meaning of OBSTREPEROUS

Pronunciation:  ub'strepurus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  boisterously and noisily aggressive; "kept up an obstreperous clamor"
  2. [adj]  noisily and stubbornly defiant; "obstreperous boys"
 

OBSTREPEROUS is a 12 letter word that starts with O.

 

 Synonyms: aggressive, defiant, noncompliant
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ob*strep"er*ous\, a. [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. ``The obstreperous city.''
--Wordsworth. ``Obstreperous approbation.'' --Addison.

      Beating the air with their obstreperous beaks. --B.
                                               Jonson.
-- {Ob*strep"er*ous*ly}, adv. -- {Ob*strep"er*ous*ness}, n.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
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