blatant, clamant, clamorous, strident, vociferous(adj)
conspicuously and offensively loud; given to vehement outcry
"blatant radios"; "a clamorous uproar"; "strident demands"; "a vociferous mob"
fricative, continuant, sibilant, spirant, strident(adj)
of speech sounds produced by forcing air through a constricted passage (as `f', `s', `z', or `th' in both `thin' and `then')
being sharply insistent on being heard
"strident demands"; "shrill criticism"
unpleasantly loud and harsh
Loud; shrill, piercing, high-pitched; rough-sounding
The trumpet sounded strident against the string orchestra.
Grating or obnoxious
The artist chose a strident mixture of colors.
Vigorous; making strides
Origin: From stridens, present active participle of strido.
characterized by harshness; grating; shrill
Origin: [L. stridens, -entis, p. pr. of stridere to make a grating or creaking noise.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
strī′dent, adj. creaking, grating, harsh.—adv. Strī′dently.—n. Strī′dor, a harsh sound.—adj. Strid′ūlant, strident.—n.pl. Stridūlan′tia, a group of hemipterous insects, the cicadas.—v.i. Strid′ūlate, to make a stridulous sound.—ns. Stridūlā′tion, the act of stridulating; Strid′ūlātor, an insect which emits such a sound.—adjs. Strid′ūlātory, stridulant; Strid′ūlous, emitting a harsh creaking sound. [L. stridens, -entis, pr.p. of stridēre, to creak.]
The numerical value of strident in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of strident in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of strident in a Sentence
There is more strident activism in Muslim communities.
If we wanted to stop the resolution, we could take a more strident position.
The sectarian tensions in the Middle East are mirrored in our cities in Europe, there is more strident activism in Muslim communities.
Cold calculation, random spots of color, mathematically exact construction (clearly shown or concealed), drawing that is now silent and now strident.... Is this not form?”
History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.
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