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 ?
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.
And this is their utterance; merry and boisterous, or mournful and wailing, or passionate and rebellious, this music is their music, music of home.
Boisterous, unruly, and tyrannical, he despised all her counsel, and would none of her reproof; and, at an early age, broke from her, to seek his fortunes at sea.
She went to the window and looked out; it was still dark, and a blustering, boisterous day.
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.
And if that boisterous Channel, and two hundred miles or so of land come broad between us, I am afraid that cord of communion will be snapt; and then I've a nervous notion I should take to bleeding inwardly.
Vanstone's boisterous rejoicings over his new prospects with a mild and mute surprise.
But now a knocking at the door was heard, and such a rush immediately ensued that she with laughing face and plundered dress was borne towards it the centre of a flushed and boisterous group, just in time to greet the father, who came home attended by a man laden with Christmas toys and presents.
Happily, too, the greater part of the boys came back low-spirited, and were not so boisterous at my expense as I had expected.
The storm was now very boisterous, and they could not hear the bell.
This was a hearty, healthy, dapper, red-faced gentleman, with a shock of hair prematurely white, and a boisterous and decided manner.
But the Red Sea is full of caprice, and often boisterous, like most long and narrow gulfs.