boisterous, rambunctious, robustious, rumbustious, unruly(adj)
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 vulnerability of ordinary human beings"; "an unruly class"
full of rough and exuberant animal spirits
"boisterous practical jokes"; "knockabout comedy"
boisterous, fierce, rough(adj)
violently agitated and turbulent
"boisterous winds and waves"; "the fierce thunders roar me their music"- Ezra Pound; "rough weather"; "rough seas"
Full of energy; exuberant; noisy.
Characterized by violence and agitation; wild; stormy.
Having or resembling animal exuberance.
Origin: from boistous, from bustous, perhaps from boitous
rough or rude; unbending; unyielding; strong; powerful
exhibiting tumultuous violence and fury; acting with noisy turbulence; violent; rough; stormy
noisy; rough; turbulent; as, boisterous mirth; boisterous behavior
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
bois′tėr-us, adj. wild: noisy: turbulent: stormy.—adv. Bois′terously.—n. Bois′terousness. [M. E. boistous, approximating, but not in sense, to the O. Fr. boisteus, whence modern boiteux, lame. The Celtic words throw no light upon its origin.]
The numerical value of boisterous in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of boisterous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The crowds are loud, boisterous, they love the marathon, they hang out, cheer. It's a good day for everybody.
To live lightheartedly but not recklessly; to be gay without being boisterous; to be courageous without being bold; to show trust and cheerful resignation without fatalism -- this is the art of living.
When you play a character, you put parts of you in it. But I am a very different person off-screen. I am not so boisterous and not so tomboyish, in fact my friends bully me and I am like a damsel in distress. When you do a TV show, you become the character as you end up spending 14-15 hours on the sets.
Innocent amusements are such as excite moderately, and such as produce a cheerful frame of mind, not boisterous mirth; such as refresh, instead of exhausting, the system; such as recur frequently, rather than continue long; such as send us back to our daily duties invigorated in body and spirit; such as we can partake of in the presence and society of respectable friends; such as consist with and are favorable to a grateful piety; such as are chastened by self-respect, and are accompanied with the consciousness that life has a higher end than to be amused.
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Translations for boisterous
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- бурен, шумен, буенBulgarian
- sorollós, escandalósCatalan, Valencian
- ausgelassen, tosend, ungestüm, stürmischGerman
- ruidoso, salvaje, escandalosoSpanish
- turbulente, tapageur, turbulent, bruyantFrench
- chiassoso, tempestoso, esuberante, turbolenteItalian
- 賑やか, 喧しい, 騒々しい, うるさいJapanese
- tuarangaranga, tūperepereMāori
- stormachtig, driestDutch
- шумливый, бурный, буйный, неистовый, шумныйRussian
- razigran, bučan, neobuzdanSerbo-Croatian
- biển độngVietnamese
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