boisterous


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bois·ter·ous

 (boi′stər-əs, -strəs)
adj.
1. Loud or noisy and lively or unrestrained: a boisterous street market. See Synonyms at vociferous.
2. Rough and stormy; violent: boisterous winds; a boisterous voyage.

[Middle English boistres, variant of boistous, rude, rough, perhaps from Old French boisteus, lame, limping, from boiste, knee joint.]

bois′ter·ous·ly adv.
bois′ter·ous·ness n.

boisterous

(ˈbɔɪstərəs; -strəs)
adj
1. noisy and lively; unrestrained or unruly
2. (of the wind, sea, etc) turbulent or stormy
[from C13 boistuous, of unknown origin]
ˈboisterously adv
ˈboisterousness n

bois•ter•ous

(ˈbɔɪ stər əs, -strəs)

adj.
1. rough and noisy: boisterous laughter.
2. (of waves, wind, etc.) turbulent and stormy.
3. Obs. coarse and massive.
[1425–75; late Middle English boistrous, Middle English boistous crude]
bois′ter•ous•ly, adv.
bois′ter•ous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.boisterous - noisy and lacking in restraint or disciplineboisterous - 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"
disorderly - undisciplined and unruly; "disorderly youths"; "disorderly conduct"
2.boisterous - full of rough and exuberant animal spirits; "boisterous practical jokes"; "knockabout comedy"
spirited - displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness
3.boisterous - violently agitated and turbulent; "boisterous winds and waves"; "the fierce thunders roar me their music"- Ezra Pound; "rough weather"; "rough seas"
stormy - (especially of weather) affected or characterized by storms or commotion; "a stormy day"; "wide and stormy seas"

boisterous

adjective
2. stormy, rough, raging, turbulent, tumultuous, tempestuous, blustery, gusty, squally The boisterous wind had been making the sea increasingly choppy.
stormy quiet, calm, peaceful

boisterous

adjective
Offensively loud and insistent:
Informal: loudmouthed.
Translations
عاصِفٌ، شَديد
divokýhlučný
fyrirgangssamur, hávaîasamur
triukšmingasveržlus
trakulīgstrokšņains
samopašný
şamatacıyaygaracı

boisterous

[ˈbɔɪstərəs] ADJ
1. (= unrestrained) [person] → bullicioso, escandaloso; [crowd] → bullicioso, alborotado; [meeting] → bullicioso, tumultuoso
2. (= in high spirits) [child, game] → bullicioso, alborotado; [party] → bullicioso, muy animado
3. (= rough) [sea, waves] → embravecido; [wind] → tempestuoso

boisterous

[ˈbɔɪstərəs] adj (= noisy) → bruyant(e), tapageur/euse (= unruly) → turbulent(e)

boisterous

adj
(= exuberant, noisy) personausgelassen; game, party, dance alsowild
(= rough) windtosend; sea alsoaufgewühlt

boisterous

[ˈbɔɪstrəs] adj (meeting) → turbolento/a; (person) → chiassoso/a; (party) → animato/a

boisterous

(ˈboistəres) adjective
wild and noisy. a boisterous child.
References in classic literature ?
The critical reader may possibly notice a tone of almost boisterous gayety in certain parts of these imaginary Confessions.
I am sent off," said he, "without seamen to man my boat, in boisterous weather, and on the most dangerous part of the northwest coast.
Avoiding the small cabin, therefore, which was very dark and filthy, and to which they often invited both her and her grandfather, Nell sat in the open air with the old man by her side: listening to their boisterous hosts with a palpitating heart, and almost wishing herself safe on shore again though she should have to walk all night.
A chorus of boisterous laughter came from the other rocks, and Dorothy saw hundreds of the armless Hammer-Heads upon the hillside, one behind every rock.
Boris remembered Natasha in a short dress, with dark eyes shining from under her curls and boisterous, childish laughter, as he had known her four years before; and so he was taken aback when quite a different Natasha entered, and his face expressed rapturous astonishment.
Maston had been all along in a state of much anxiety; but they were promptly reassured on hearing a jolly voice shouting a boisterous hurrah.
For my mind was made up to sail in no other than a Nantucket craft, because there was a fine, boisterous something about everything connected with that famous old island, which amazingly pleased me.
There was nothing in any of the party which could recommend them as companions to the Dashwoods; but the cold insipidity of Lady Middleton was so particularly repulsive, that in comparison of it the gravity of Colonel Brandon, and even the boisterous mirth of Sir John and his mother-in-law was interesting.
It was a singular and fantastic scene; suited to a region where everything is strange and peculiar:--These groups of trappers, and hunters, and Indians, with their wild costumes, and wilder countenances; their boisterous gayety, and reckless air; quaffing, and making merry round these sparkling fountains; while beside them lay their weep ons, ready to be snatched up for instant service.
Thus P- passed away from amongst the tall spars of ships that he had tried to their utmost in many a spell of boisterous weather.
May the heathen ruler of the winds confine in iron chains the boisterous limbs of noisy Boreas, and the sharp-pointed nose of bitter-biting Eurus.
Maylie beckoned him; much surprised at the mixture of sadness and boisterous spirits, which his whole behaviour displayed.