Definitions for obstreperousəbˈstrɛp ər əs
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ob•strep•er•ousəbˈstrɛp ər əs(adj.)
resisting control or restraint in a difficult manner; unruly.
noisy, clamorous, or boisterous:
Origin of obstreperous:
1590–1600; < L obstreperus clamorous akin to obstrepere to make a noise at (ob-ob - +strepere to rattle)
noisily and stubbornly defiant
boisterously and noisily aggressive
"kept up an obstreperous clamor"
Attended by, or making, a loud and tumultuous noise; boisterous.
The obstreperous mirth swiftly turned into yells of dismay.
Noisily and stubbornly defiant.
Origin: First attested circa 17th century, from obstreperus "clamorous, noisy," from obstrepere, "to make a noise against, oppose noisily," from ob-, "against" + strepere, "to noise."
attended by, or making, a loud and tumultuous noise; clamorous; noisy; vociferous
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