What does boisterous mean?

Definitions for boisterous
ˈbɔɪ stər əs, -strəsbois·ter·ous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. boisterous, rambunctious, robustious, rumbustious, unrulyadjective

    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, knockaboutadjective

    full of rough and exuberant animal spirits

    "boisterous practical jokes"; "knockabout comedy"

  3. boisterous, fierce, roughadjective

    violently agitated and turbulent

    "boisterous winds and waves"; "the fierce thunders roar me their music"- Ezra Pound; "rough weather"; "rough seas"

Wiktionary

  1. boisterousadjective

    Full of energy; exuberant; noisy.

    Etymology: from boistous, from bustous, perhaps from boitous

  2. boisterousadjective

    Characterized by violence and agitation; wild; stormy.

    Etymology: from boistous, from bustous, perhaps from boitous

  3. boisterousadjective

    Having or resembling animal exuberance.

    Etymology: from boistous, from bustous, perhaps from boitous

Webster Dictionary

  1. Boisterousadjective

    rough or rude; unbending; unyielding; strong; powerful

  2. Boisterousadjective

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

  3. Boisterousadjective

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

  4. Boisterousadjective

    vehement; excessive

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Boisterous

    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.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of boisterous in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of boisterous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of boisterous in a Sentence

  1. Lynn Calvacca:

    Everyone in that building is afraid, when you have somebody who’s a large man, boisterous, loud — he pretty much convinces or scares anyone he’s with to get his way.

  2. Donovon Brinson:

    I saw the beginning of the argument [between the girls], the girls were definitely getting really boisterous with each other and using belligerent terms. It's sad.

  3. Tim Murtaugh:

    We take safety seriously, which is why were doing temperature checks for everyone attending, and providing masks and hand sanitizer. This will be a Trump rally, which means a big, boisterous, excited crowd.

  4. Jean de La Fontaine:

    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.

  5. Boston Harbor:

    The crowds are loud, boisterous, they love the marathon, they hang out, cheer. It's a good day for everybody.

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