Vociferous

  • 1 vociferous — vociferous, clamorous, blatant, strident, boisterous, obstreperous are comparable when they mean so loud and noisy, especially vocally, as to compel attention, often unwilling attention. Vociferous implies both loud and vehement cries or shouts;… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 2 vociferous — [vō sif′ər əs] adj. [L vociferari (see VOCIFERATE) + OUS] 1. loud, noisy, or vehement in making one s feelings known; clamorous 2. characterized by clamor or vehement outcry vociferously adv. vociferousness n. SYN. VOCIFEROUS suggests loud and… …

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  • 3 Vociferous — Vo*cif er*ous, a. [Cf. F. vocif[ e]re.] Making a loud outcry; clamorous; noisy; as, vociferous heralds. {Vo*cif er*ous*ly}, adv. {Vo*cif er*ous*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 vociferous — index blatant (obtrusive), loquacious Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 vociferous — (adj.) 1610s, from L. vociferari to shout, yell, from vox (gen. vocis) voice + root of ferre to carry (see INFER (Cf. infer)). Related: Vociferating …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 vociferous — [adj] loud, insistent boisterous, clamant, clamorous, distracting, loud mouthed, noisy, obstreperous, ranting, shouting, shrill, strident, uproarious, vehement, vociferant; concepts 267,592,594 Ant. quiet, silent …

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  • 7 vociferous — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ vehement or clamorous. DERIVATIVES vociferously adverb vociferousness noun. ORIGIN from Latin vociferari exclaim …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 vociferous — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. loud, noisy, clamorous; blatant, obstreperous, loudmouthed. See loudness, cry. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. clamorous, blatant, noisy, strident, boisterous, obstreperous; see also loud 1 , shrill .… …

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  • 9 vociferous — adjective Date: circa 1611 marked by or given to vehement insistent outcry • vociferously adverb • vociferousness noun Synonyms: vociferous, clamorous, blatant, strident, boisterous, obstreperous mean so loud or insistent as to compel attention.… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 10 vociferous — vo|cif|er|ous [vəˈsıfərəs, vəu US vou ] adj formal [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: vociferari to talk loudly , from vox ( VOICE1) + ferre to carry ] expressing your opinions loudly and strongly ▪ a vociferous opponent of the plan vociferous in …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 vociferous — [[t]vəsɪ̱fərəs, AM voʊs [/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe someone as vociferous, you mean that they speak with great energy and determination, because they want their views to be heard. He was a vociferous opponent of Conservatism... His… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 vociferous — adjective formal 1 expressing your opinions loudly and strongly: vociferous protesters 2 vociferous opinions are loudly and strongly expressed: a vociferous debate vociferously adverb vociferousness noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 vociferous — adjective See vocal 1. 2) •• vociferous, boisterous, clamorous, obstreperous, strident An angry crowd might be vociferous, which implies loud and unrestrained shouting or crying out (a vociferous argument). A happy crowd might be boisterous,… …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 14 vociferous — vo|cif|er|ous [ vou sıfərəs ] adjective FORMAL someone who is vociferous expresses their opinion loudly and with force a. a vociferous opinion, reply, protest, etc. is expressed loudly and with force ╾ vo|cif|er|ous|ly adverb …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 vociferous — UK [vəʊˈsɪfərəs] / US [voʊˈsɪfərəs] adjective formal a) someone who is vociferous expresses their opinion loudly and with force b) a vociferous opinion, reply, protest etc is expressed loudly and with force Derived word: vociferously adverb …

    English dictionary

  • 16 vociferous — vociferously, adv. vociferousness, n. /voh sif euhr euhs/, adj. 1. crying out noisily; clamorous. 2. characterized by or uttered with vociferation: a vociferous manner of expression. [1605 15; VOCIFER(ANT) + OUS] Syn. 1. loud, noisy, vocal,… …

    Universalium

  • 17 vociferous — adjective Making or characterized by a noisy outcry; clamorous. They crowded around him with vociferous welcome, Brown leading in a series of wild cheers. Syn: noisy See Also: vocal, vociferation …

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  • 18 vociferous — adj. Vociferous is used with these nouns: ↑critic, ↑minority, ↑opponent …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 19 vociferous — vo•cif•er•ous [[t]voʊˈsɪf ər əs[/t]] adj. 1) crying out noisily 2) characterized by noisy or vehement outcry: vociferous protests[/ex] • Etymology: 1605–15; vocifer (ant) + ous vo•cif′er•ous•ly, adv. vo•cif′er•ous•ness, n …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 vociferous — Clamorous; noisy; as, vociferous heralds. With great noise in calling, shouting, etc. Anderson v State (Tex Crim) 20 SW 358, 359 …

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