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  • 41stroppy — adj British obstreperous, aggressive, uncoopera tive. The word is an alteration of obstreperous, perhaps via a fanciful deformation of this word, such as obstropalous . Stroppy appeared in the 1940s. Various deformations of obstreperous have been …

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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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  • 43Social preferences — are the less popular areas in behavioral and experimental economics and social psychology that study interpersonal altruism, fairness, reciprocity, and inequity aversion.The term social preferences incorporates obstreperous (esp the Fehr Schmidt… …

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  • 44performing arts — arts or skills that require public performance, as acting, singing, or dancing. [1945 50] * * * ▪ 2009 Introduction Music Classical.       The last vestiges of the Cold War seemed to thaw for a moment on Feb. 26, 2008, when the unfamiliar strains …

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  • 45boisterous — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. noisy, clamorous, vociferous; unrestrained, rambunctious, riotous, stormy, uproarious. See excitement, violence, loudness.Ant., quiet, serene. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. tumultuous, uproarious,… …

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  • 46unmanageable — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. unruly, ungovernable, refractory. See obstinacy, difficulty. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. uncontrollable, obstreperous, willful, irrepressible, ungovernable; see also unruly . III (Roget s 3… …

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  • 47unruly — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. unmanageable, insubordinate, obstreperous, fractious, refractory, ungovernable, turbulent, boisterous, balky. See disobedience. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. uncontrollable, willful, headstrong,… …

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  • 48Violence — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Violence >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 violence violence inclemency vehemence might impetuosity Sgm: N 1 boisterousness boisterousness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 effervescence effervescence ebullition Sgm …

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  • 49Loudness — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Loudness >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 loudness loudness power Sgm: N 1 loud noise loud noise din Sgm: N 1 blare blare Sgm: N 1 clang clang clangor Sgm: N 1 clatter …

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  • 50vociferous — [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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  • 51ob|strep´er|ous|ness — ob|strep|er|ous «uhb STREHP uhr uhs», adjective. 1. loud or noisy; boisterous: »Most children are naturally obstreperous. SYNONYM(S): clamorous, vociferous. 2. unruly; disorderly: »It means reaching directly a pretty obstreperous sector of youth …

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  • 52ob|strep´er|ous|ly — ob|strep|er|ous «uhb STREHP uhr uhs», adjective. 1. loud or noisy; boisterous: »Most children are naturally obstreperous. SYNONYM(S): clamorous, vociferous. 2. unruly; disorderly: »It means reaching directly a pretty obstreperous sector of youth …

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  • 53ob|strep|er|ous — «uhb STREHP uhr uhs», adjective. 1. loud or noisy; boisterous: »Most children are naturally obstreperous. SYNONYM(S): clamorous, vociferous. 2. unruly; disorderly: »It means reaching directly a pretty obstreperous sector of youth, some of them… …

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  • 54bolshy — olshy adj. obstreperous. [British slang.] Syn: stroppy. [WordNet 1.5] …

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  • 55Loud — (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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  • 56Louder — 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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  • 57Loudest — 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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  • 58Perstreperous — Per*strep er*ous, a. [L. perstrepere to make a great noise.] Noisy; obstreperous. [Obs.] Ford. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 59Streperous — Strep er*ous, a. [LL. streperus, fr. L. strepere. See {Strepent}, and cf. {Obstreperous}.] Loud; boisterous. [R.] Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 60brassy — adjective (brassier; est) Date: 1576 1. a. shamelessly bold < a brassy reporter > b. obstreperous 2. resembling brass especially in color 3. resembling the sound of a brass instrument • brassil …

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