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 (klā′mənt, klăm′ənt)
1. Clamorous; loud.
2. Demanding attention; pressing.

[Latin clāmāns, clāmant-, present participle of clāmāre, to cry out; see kelə- in Indo-European roots.]

cla′mant·ly adv.


1. noisy
2. calling urgently
[C17: from Latin clāmāns, from clāmāre to shout]


(ˈkleɪ mənt, ˈklæm ənt)

1. clamorous; noisy.
2. compelling or pressing; urgent.
[1630–40; < Latin clāmant-, s. of clāmāns, present participle of clāmāre to shout]
cla′mant•ly, adv.
thersitical, clamant - To be thersitical is to be loudmouthed or foulmouthed; clamant is loud and insistent.
See also related terms for loud.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.clamant - conspicuously and offensively loudclamant - conspicuously and offensively loud; given to vehement outcry; "blatant radios"; "a clamorous uproar"; "strident demands"; "a vociferous mob"
noisy - full of or characterized by loud and nonmusical sounds; "a noisy cafeteria"; "a small noisy dog"
2.clamant - demanding attention; "clamant needs"; "a crying need"; "regarded literary questions as exigent and momentous"- H.L.Mencken; "insistent hunger"; "an instant need"
imperative - requiring attention or action; "as nuclear weapons proliferate, preventing war becomes imperative"; "requests that grew more and more imperative"
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The doom of the Regent and Council shows singularly the total interruption of justice at this calamitous period, even in the most clamant cases of oppression.
beaucoup plus grand que]) et de revendiquer bruyamment ses origines de Gitan irlandais pour justifier sa soif de bagarre, tout en clamant son amour du [beaucoup moins que] Sauveur Jesus Christ [beaucoup plus grand que].
Islamabad -- Federal Minister for Clamant Change Senator Mushahid Ullah Khan has said that military courts have been established after making twenty1st amendment and added that the main objective of establishing the courts was the supremacy and implementations of laws.
Voici l'occasion de laisser leurs maris se charger du foyer tout seuls, clamant haut l'emancipation.
The amendments clarify which parties are entitled to service op any such objection and the service address of the clamant.
Ils tenaient une longue banderole clamant "Liberte aux prisonniers du 6 mai" et "Pour votre et notre liberte".
Abdul Rauf Mengal (BNP) and Maulana Qamaruddin are clamant of enjoying lead on Na 269.
He advised against interference with the freedom of women to control their fertility, and proposed instead that improved housing, assistance for mothers, better medical services and greater economic security were "clear and clamant lines for reform" if women were to expand their families.
Pendant que Giscard d'Estaing voyageait en Russie, et decorait le tombeau de Lenine avec des fleurs (il etait le seul chef d'Etat occidental a le faire) en clamant la necessite d'une detente dans la competition idEologique, le vent du changement soufflait, les annees '70 etant ceux de la decouverte de la litterature de dissidence par l'intellighentsia francaise (21).
COURT'S OPINION: The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania affirmed the decision of the Board finding the clamant was guilty of wilful misconduct.
This lesbian literary representation has thus offered a corrective to more clamant activist and academic claims for the uncommodified purity of lesbianism; and, also writing somewhat against the grain of these claims, numerous lesbian critics have traced the complexities of the representation of the lesbian bar, not only in fiction but also in cinema (Barale, Hamer, Hankin, Jay, King).