What does obstreperous mean?

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əbˈstrɛp ər əsob·streper·ous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. obstreperousadjective

    noisily and stubbornly defiant

    "obstreperous boys"

  2. obstreperousadjective

    boisterously and noisily aggressive

    "kept up an obstreperous clamor"

GCIDE

  1. Obstreperousadjective

    Resistant to control; unruly.

    Etymology: [L. obstreperus, from obstrepere to make a noise at; ob (see Ob-) + strepere to make a noise.]

Wiktionary

  1. obstreperousadjective

    Attended by, or making, a loud and tumultuous noise; boisterous.

    The obstreperous mirth swiftly turned into yells of dismay.

    Etymology: First attested circa 17th century, from obstreperus "clamorous, noisy," from obstrepere, "to make a noise against, oppose noisily," from ob-, "against" + strepere, "to noise."

  2. obstreperousadjective

    Noisily and stubbornly defiant.

    Etymology: First attested circa 17th century, from obstreperus "clamorous, noisy," from obstrepere, "to make a noise against, oppose noisily," from ob-, "against" + strepere, "to noise."

Webster Dictionary

  1. Obstreperousadjective

    attended by, or making, a loud and tumultuous noise; clamorous; noisy; vociferous

    Etymology: [L. obstreperus, from obstrepere to make a noise at; ob (see Ob-) + strepere to make a noise.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Obstreperous

    ob-strep′ėr-us, adj. making a loud noise: clamorous: noisy.—v.i. Obstrep′erāte (Sterne).—adv. Obstrep′erously.—n. Obstrep′erousness. [L. obstreperusob, before, strepĕre, to make a noise.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of obstreperous in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of obstreperous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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