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3 definitions found
 for obstreperous
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Obstreperous \Ob*strep"er*ous\, a. [L. obstreperus, from
     obstrepere to make a noise at; ob (see Ob-) + strepere to
     make a noise.]
     1. Attended by, or making, a loud and tumultuous noise;
        clamorous; noisy; vociferous. "The obstreperous city."
        --Wordsworth. "Obstreperous approbation." --Addison.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Beating the air with their obstreperous beaks. --B.
                                                    Jonson.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Resistant to control; unruly.
        [PJC] -- Ob*strep"er*ous*ly, adv. --
        Ob*strep"er*ous*ness, n.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  obstreperous
      adj 1: noisily and stubbornly defiant; "obstreperous boys"
      2: boisterously and noisily aggressive; "kept up an obstreperous
         clamor"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  87 Moby Thesaurus words for "obstreperous":
     bawling, beyond control, blaring, blatant, blatting, blustering,
     boanergean, boisterous, brassy, brawling, brazen, breachy, clamant,
     clamorous, clamoursome, clanging, clangorous, clattery,
     contumacious, crying, defiant, disorderly, fractious,
     impatient of control, incorrigible, indocile, indomitable,
     insuppressible, intractable, irrepressible, loud, loudmouthed,
     mafficking, multivocal, naughty, noiseful, noisy, openmouthed,
     ornery, out of control, out of hand, rackety, rambunctious,
     rampant, raucous, recalcitrant, refractory, resistant, resisting,
     restive, revolutionary, riotous, rip-roaring, roisterous, rowdy,
     rumbustious, screaming, shouting, shrewish, strepitant, strepitous,
     strident, tempestuous, terrorist, tumultuous, turbulent,
     unbiddable, unbridled, uncontrollable, uncontrolled, undisciplined,
     ungovernable, unmalleable, unmanageable, unmoldable, unrestrained,
     unruly, unsubmissive, uproarious, vociferant, vociferating,
     vociferous, wild, yammering, yapping, yelling, yelping
  
  

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