Obstreperously
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. ``Obstreperous approbation.'' --Addison. [1913 Webster]

Beating the air with their obstreperous beaks. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]

2. Resistant to control; unruly. [PJC] -- {Ob*strep"er*ous*ly}, adv. -- {Ob*strep"er*ous*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


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

  • obstreperously — adverb in manner that attracts attention obstreperously, he demanded to get service • Syn: ↑loudly, ↑clamorously • Derived from adjective: ↑clamorous (for: ↑clamorously), ↑obstr …   Useful english dictionary

  • obstreperously — adverb see obstreperous …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • obstreperously — See obstreperous. * * * …   Universalium

  • obstreperously — adverb in an obstreperous manner …   Wiktionary

  • obstreperously — É™b streprÉ™slɪ adv. in an obstreperous manner; loudly, boisterously, unrestrainedly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • obstreperously — ob·strep·er·ous·ly …   English syllables

  • 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… …   Universalium

  • clamorously — adverb in manner that attracts attention obstreperously, he demanded to get service • Syn: ↑obstreperously, ↑loudly • Derived from adjective: ↑clamorous, ↑obstreperous (for: ↑obs …   Useful english dictionary

  • loudly — adverb 1. with relatively high volume (Freq. 10) the band played loudly she spoke loudly and angrily he spoke loud enough for those at the back of the room to hear him cried aloud for help • Syn: ↑loud, ↑aloud …   Useful english dictionary

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