obstreperous

  • 1 Obstreperous — Ob*strep er*ous, a. [L. obstreperus, from obstrepere to make a noise at; ob (see {Ob }) + strepere to make a noise.] 1. Attended by, or making, a loud and tumultuous noise; clamorous; noisy; vociferous. The obstreperous city. Wordsworth.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 obstreperous — index blatant (obtrusive), disobedient, disorderly, intractable, perverse, recalcitrant, uncontrollable …

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  • 3 obstreperous — (adj.) c.1600, from L. obstreperus clamorous, from obstrepere drown with noise, oppose noisily, from ob against (see OB (Cf. ob )) + strepere make a noise, from PIE *strep , said to be imitative (Cf. L. stertare to snore, O.N …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 obstreperous — *vociferous, clamorous, blatant, strident, boisterous Analogous words: *unruly, ungovernable, intractable, headstrong, refractory: uproarious, rackety (see corresponding nouns at DIN) Contrasted words: restrained, curbed, checked (see RESTRAIN):… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 obstreperous — [adj] noisy blusterous, boisterous, booming, clamorous, disorderly, loud, out of hand, piercing, raising Cain*, raising the roof*, rambunctious, riotous, rowdy, screaming, strepitous, tumultous, unmanageable, unruly, uproarious, vociferous, wild; …

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  • 6 obstreperous — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ noisy and difficult to control. DERIVATIVES obstreperously adverb obstreperousness noun. ORIGIN from Latin obstrepere, from strepere make a noise …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 obstreperous — [əb strep′ər əs, äbstrep′ər əs] adj. [L obstreperus < obstrepere, to roar at < ob (see OB ) + strepere, to roar < IE base * (s)trep , to make a loud noise > OE thræft, strife] noisy, boisterous, or unruly, esp. in resisting or… …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 Obstreperous — Wikipedia does not have an encyclopedia article for Obstreperous (search results). You may want to read Wiktionary s entry on Obstreperous instead.wiktionary:Special:Search/Obstreperous …

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  • 9 obstreperous — [[t]ɒbstre̱pərəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you say that someone is obstreperous, you think that they are noisy and difficult to control. You know I have no intention of being awkward and obstreperous …

    English dictionary

  • 10 obstreperous — adjective Etymology: Latin obstreperus, from obstrepere to clamor against, from ob against + strepere to make a noise Date: circa 1600 1. marked by unruly or aggressive noisiness ; clamorous < obstreperous merriment > 2. stubbornly resistant to… …

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  • 11 obstreperous — obstreperously, adv. obstreperousness, obstreperosity /euhb strep euh ros i tee/, n. /euhb strep euhr euhs/, adj. 1. resisting control or restraint in a difficult manner; unruly. 2. noisy, clamorous, or boisterous: obstreperous children. [1590… …

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  • 12 obstreperous — adjective /əbˈstrɛp.ər.əs,ɒbˈstrɛp.ər.əs,əbˈstrɛpərəs,ɑːbˈstrɛpərəs/ a) Attended by, or making, a loud and tumultuous noise; boisterous. The obstreperous mirth swiftly turned into yells of dismay. b) Noisily and stubbornly defiant …

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  • 13 obstreperous — ob|strep|er|ous [ ab strepərəs ] adjective refusing to behave in a reasonable way and sometimes protesting loudly: obstreperous customers/patients/neighbors …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 obstreperous — adjective obstreperous behaviour is noisy and cheerful or angry obstreperously adverb obstreperousness noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 obstreperous — adjective the hotel manager was accustomed to dealing with obstreperous guests Syn: unruly, unmanageable, disorderly, undisciplined, uncontrollable, rowdy, disruptive, truculent, difficult, refractory, rebellious, mutinous, riotous, out of… …

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  • 16 obstreperous — UK [əbˈstrepərəs] / US [ɑbˈstrepərəs] adjective refusing to behave in a reasonable way and sometimes protesting loudly obstreperous customers/patients/neighbours …

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  • 17 obstreperous — ob•strep•er•ous [[t]əbˈstrɛp ər əs[/t]] adj. 1) resisting control or restraint in a difficult manner; unruly 2) noisy, clamorous, or boisterous: obstreperous children[/ex] • Etymology: 1590–1600; < L obstreperus clamorous akin to obstrepere to …

    From formal English to slang

  • 18 obstreperous — Synonyms and related words: bawling, beyond control, blaring, blatant, blatting, blustering, boanergean, boisterous, brassy, brawling, brazen, breachy, clamant, clamorous, clamoursome, clanging, clangorous, clattery, contumacious, crying, defiant …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 19 obstreperous — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. noisy, clamorous, vociferous; recalcitrant, unruly, riotous. See violence, disobedience. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. boisterous, noisy, vociferous, raucous; see loud 2 . See Synonym Study at… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 20 obstreperous — ob|strep|e|rous [əbˈstrepərəs] adj formal [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: obstreperus, from obstrepere to shout against ] noisy and refusing to do what someone asks →↑awkward >obstreperously adv …

    Dictionary of contemporary English