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  • 41rambunctious — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. boisterous, pugnacious, quarrelsome. See irascibility. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. boisterous, noisy, obstreperous; see loud 2 , rude 2 , turbulent , unruly . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus)… …

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  • 42vociferous — 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,… …

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  • 43vociferous — [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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  • 44robustious — adjective noisy and lacking in restraint or discipline a boisterous crowd a social gathering that became rambunctious and out of hand a robustious group of teenagers beneath the rumbustious surface of his paintings is sympathy for the… …

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  • 45rough — adj., adv., n., & v. adj. 1 a having an uneven or irregular surface, not smooth or level or polished. b Tennis applied to the side of a racket from which the twisted gut projects. 2 (of ground, country, etc.) having many bumps, obstacles, etc. 3… …

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  • 46bois´ter|ous|ness — bois|ter|ous «BOYS tuhr uhs, truhs», adjective. 1. noisily cheerful: »The room was filled with boisterous laughter. SYNONYM(S): exuberant. 2. rough and stormy; violent: »a boisterous wind. SYNONYM(S): strong, turbulent. 3. ro …

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  • 47bois´ter|ous|ly — bois|ter|ous «BOYS tuhr uhs, truhs», adjective. 1. noisily cheerful: »The room was filled with boisterous laughter. SYNONYM(S): exuberant. 2. rough and stormy; violent: »a boisterous wind. SYNONYM(S): strong, turbulent. 3. ro …

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  • 48bois|ter|ous — «BOYS tuhr uhs, truhs», adjective. 1. noisily cheerful: »The room was filled with boisterous laughter. SYNONYM(S): exuberant. 2. rough and stormy; violent: »a boisterous wind. SYNONYM(S): strong, turbulent. 3. ro …

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  • 49rant|i|pole — «RAN tuh pohl», noun, adjective, verb, poled, pol|ing. –n. 1. a rude, romping boy or girl. 2. a boisterous, wild fellow. 3. = termagant. (Cf. ↑termagant) –adj. boisterous; …

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  • 50Loud — (loud), a. [Compar. {Louder} (loud [ e]r); superl. {Loudest}.] [OE. loud, lud, AS. hl[=u]d; akin to OS. hl[=u]d, D. luid, OHG. l[=u]t, G. laut, L. clutus, in inclutus, inclitus, celebrated, renowned, cluere to be called, Gr. klyto s heard, loud,… …

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  • 51Louder — Loud Loud (loud), a. [Compar. {Louder} (loud [ e]r); superl. {Loudest}.] [OE. loud, lud, AS. hl[=u]d; akin to OS. hl[=u]d, D. luid, OHG. l[=u]t, G. laut, L. clutus, in inclutus, inclitus, celebrated, renowned, cluere to be called, Gr. klyto s… …

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  • 52Loudest — Loud Loud (loud), a. [Compar. {Louder} (loud [ e]r); superl. {Loudest}.] [OE. loud, lud, AS. hl[=u]d; akin to OS. hl[=u]d, D. luid, OHG. l[=u]t, G. laut, L. clutus, in inclutus, inclitus, celebrated, renowned, cluere to be called, Gr. klyto s… …

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  • 53Romp — Romp, n. 1. A girl who indulges in boisterous play. [1913 Webster] 2. Rude, boisterous play or frolic; rough sport. [1913 Webster] While romp loving miss Is hauled about in gallantry robust. Thomson. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 54Rough — Rough, a. [Compar. {Rougher}; superl. {Roughest}.] [OE. rou?, rou, row, rugh, ruh, AS. r?h; akin to LG. rug, D. rug, D. ruig, ruw, OHG. r?h, G. rauh, rauch; cf. Lith. raukas wrinkle, rukti to wrinkle. [root] 18. Cf. {Rug}, n.] 1. Having… …

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  • 55Rough and ready — Rough Rough, a. [Compar. {Rougher}; superl. {Roughest}.] [OE. rou?, rou, row, rugh, ruh, AS. r?h; akin to LG. rug, D. rug, D. ruig, ruw, OHG. r?h, G. rauh, rauch; cf. Lith. raukas wrinkle, rukti to wrinkle. [root] 18. Cf. {Rug}, n.] 1. Having… …

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  • 56Rough diamond — Rough Rough, a. [Compar. {Rougher}; superl. {Roughest}.] [OE. rou?, rou, row, rugh, ruh, AS. r?h; akin to LG. rug, D. rug, D. ruig, ruw, OHG. r?h, G. rauh, rauch; cf. Lith. raukas wrinkle, rukti to wrinkle. [root] 18. Cf. {Rug}, n.] 1. Having… …

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  • 57Rougher — Rough Rough, a. [Compar. {Rougher}; superl. {Roughest}.] [OE. rou?, rou, row, rugh, ruh, AS. r?h; akin to LG. rug, D. rug, D. ruig, ruw, OHG. r?h, G. rauh, rauch; cf. Lith. raukas wrinkle, rukti to wrinkle. [root] 18. Cf. {Rug}, n.] 1. Having… …

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  • 58Roughest — Rough Rough, a. [Compar. {Rougher}; superl. {Roughest}.] [OE. rou?, rou, row, rugh, ruh, AS. r?h; akin to LG. rug, D. rug, D. ruig, ruw, OHG. r?h, G. rauh, rauch; cf. Lith. raukas wrinkle, rukti to wrinkle. [root] 18. Cf. {Rug}, n.] 1. Having… …

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  • 59Rude — Rude, a. [Compar. {Ruder}; superl. {Rudest}.] [F., fr. L. rudis.] 1. Characterized by roughness; umpolished; raw; lacking delicacy or refinement; coarse. [1913 Webster] Such gardening tools as art, yet rude, . . . had formed. Milton. [1913… …

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  • 60Rudely — Rude Rude, a. [Compar. {Ruder}; superl. {Rudest}.] [F., fr. L. rudis.] 1. Characterized by roughness; umpolished; raw; lacking delicacy or refinement; coarse. [1913 Webster] Such gardening tools as art, yet rude, . . . had formed. Milton. [1913… …

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