obstreperous


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ob·strep·er·ous

 (ŏb-strĕp′ər-əs, əb-)
adj.
Noisily unruly or defiant: The restaurant owner ejected the obstreperous customer.

[From Latin obstreperus, noisy, from obstrepere, to make a noise against : ob-, against; see ob- + strepere, to make a noise (of imitative origin).]

ob·strep′er·ous·ly adv.
ob·strep′er·ous·ness n.

obstreperous

(əbˈstrɛpərəs)
adj
noisy or rough, esp in resisting restraint or control. Also (dialect, jocular): obstropalous or obstropulous
[C16: from Latin, from obstrepere, from ob- against + strepere to roar]
obˈstreperously adv
obˈstreperousness n

ob•strep•er•ous

(əbˈstrɛp ər əs)

adj.
1. resisting control or restraint in a difficult manner; unruly.
2. noisy, clamorous, or boisterous: obstreperous children.
[1590–1600; < Latin obstreperus clamorous akin to obstrepere to make a noise at (ob- ob- + strepere to rattle)]
ob•strep′er•ous•ly, adv.
ob•strep′er•ous•ness, n.

obstreperous

- Meaning "clamorous, noisy" and "argumentative," it is from Latin ob-, "against," and strepere, "to make a noise."
See also related terms for noisy.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.obstreperous - noisily and stubbornly defiant; "obstreperous boys"
defiant, noncompliant - boldly resisting authority or an opposing force; "brought up to be aggressive and defiant"; "a defiant attitude"
2.obstreperous - boisterously and noisily aggressive; "kept up an obstreperous clamor"
aggressive - having or showing determination and energetic pursuit of your ends; "an aggressive businessman"; "an aggressive basketball player"; "he was aggressive and imperious; positive in his convictions"; "aggressive drivers"

obstreperous

obstreperous

adjective
Translations

obstreperous

[əbˈstrepərəs] ADJ [person, behaviour] → escandaloso
he became obstreperousempezó a desmandarse

obstreperous

[əbˈstrɛpərəs] adjturbulent(e)

obstreperous

adjaufmüpfig (inf); childaufsässig; the drunk became obstreperousder Betrunkene fing an zu randalieren; it’s not a real complaint, he’s just being obstreperouses ist keine echte Beschwerde, er will nur Schwierigkeiten machen

obstreperous

[əbˈstrɛprəs] adjturbolento/a
References in classic literature ?
Mamma was an abject slave to their caprices, but Papa was not so easily subjugated, and occasionally afflicted his tender spouse by an attempt at paternal discipline with his obstreperous son.
At all events, Hepzibah had fully satisfied herself of the impossibility of ever becoming wonted to this peevishly obstreperous little bell.
said the mother, giving now and then a kick, in a kind of general way, under the table, when the movement became too obstreperous.
Thus communed these; while to their lowly dome, The full-fed swine return'd with evening home; Compell'd, reluctant, to the several sties, With din obstreperous, and ungrateful cries.
In place of the noisy and obstreperous boy came the docile, soft-voiced girl.
These last, however, could by no means perform their appointed duty; inasmuch as the enemy's breath rushed out of his nose in an obstreperous hurricane and whirlwind, which blew the Pygmies away as fast as they came nigh.
He, at length, became so obstreperous that we grew fearful of his giving the alarm to some stragglers in the vicinity; - or, rather, this was the apprehension of Legrand; - for myself, I should have rejoiced at any interruption which might have enabled me to get the wanderer home.
We greeted the two pilgrims with many pleasant gibes and a roar of laughter; whereupon they gazed at us with such woful and absurdly compassionate visages that our merriment grew tenfold more obstreperous.
The third night they came again and were more obstreperous than ever.
The fellows seemed utterly unafraid of the great beasts leaping and snarling about them, handling them much the same as one might handle a pack of obstreperous dogs.
A TURBULENT Person was brought before a Judge to be tried for an assault with intent to commit murder, and it was proved that he had been variously obstreperous without apparent provocation, had affected the peripheries of several luckless fellow-citizens with the trunk of a small tree, and subsequently cleaned out the town.
What is the use of your bothering about fists and whips and muscles and all the dreadful things invented for the confusion of obstreperous wives?