Definitions for boisterousˈbɔɪ stər əs, -strəs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

bois•ter•ousˈbɔɪ stər əs, -strəs(adj.)

  1. rough and noisy:

    boisterous laughter.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  2. (of waves, wind, etc.) turbulent and stormy.

  3. Obs. coarse and massive.

Origin of boisterous:

1425–75; late ME boistrous, ME boistous crude

bois′ter•ous•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. boisterous, knockabout(adj)

    full of rough and exuberant animal spirits

    "boisterous practical jokes"; "knockabout comedy"

  3. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. boisterous(Adjective)

    Full of energy; exuberant; noisy.

  2. boisterous(Adjective)

    Characterized by violence and agitation; wild; stormy.

  3. boisterous(Adjective)

    Having or resembling animal exuberance.

  4. Origin: from boistous, from bustous, perhaps from boitous

Webster Dictionary

  1. Boisterous(adj)

    rough or rude; unbending; unyielding; strong; powerful

  2. Boisterous(adj)

    exhibiting tumultuous violence and fury; acting with noisy turbulence; violent; rough; stormy

  3. Boisterous(adj)

    noisy; rough; turbulent; as, boisterous mirth; boisterous behavior

  4. Boisterous(adj)

    vehement; excessive


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

boisterous(adjective)

wild and noisy

a boisterous child.

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