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Word of the Day 03/04/21 Obstreperous

Obstreperous (adjective)
obstreperous [ uhb-strep-er-uhs ]


adjective
1. resisting control or restraint in a difficult manner; unruly.
2. noisy, clamorous, or boisterous: obstreperous children.

OTHER WORDS FROM OBSTREPEROUS
ob·strep·er·ous·ly, adverb
ob·strep·er·ous·ness, ob·strep·e·ros·i·ty [uhb-strep-uh-ros-i-tee], noun

WORDS RELATED TO OBSTREPEROUS
boisterous, clamorous, disorderly, loud, piercing, rambunctious, riotous, rowdy, unmanageable, unruly, uproarious, vociferous, wild, booming, blusterous, out of hand, screaming, strepitous

SYNONYMS FOR OBSTREPEROUS
See synonyms for: obstreperous / obstreperously / obstreperousness on Thesaurus.com

1. uncontrolled, refractory.

ANTONYMS FOR OBSTREPEROUS
1. obedient.
2. calm.

Origin: 1590–1600; < Latin obstreperus clamorous, akin to obstrepere to make a noise at (ob-ob- + strepere to rattle); see -ous

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR OBSTREPEROUS
Yeah, they may have been extreme or obstreperous or this or that, but they were good.
THE INCOMPETENT PARTY|MICHAEL TOMASKY|JANUARY 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST

Lots of things got in the way of that, notably the lousy economy, and secondly the obstreperous Republicans.
MICHAEL TOMASKY ON HOW LIBERALS NEED TO HOLD THEIR ANTI-OBAMA FIRE|MICHAEL TOMASKY|NOVEMBER 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST

In time the obstreperous Texicans developed revolutionary ideas.
PAUL BEGALA: TED CRUZ AND TEXAS’S TEA PARTY REVOLUTION|PAUL BEGALA|AUGUST 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST

Even the messiest, most obstreperous books are reduced to a litany of bullet points, or a single bullet point.
KEN KESEY’S WARS: “ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST” AT 50|NATHANIEL RICH|JULY 26, 2012|DAILY BEAST

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