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 (ŏb-strĕp′ər-əs, əb-)
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.
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Adv.1.obstreperously - in manner that attracts attention; "obstreperously, he demanded to get service"


[əbˈstrepərəslɪ] ADVescandalosamente


advaufmüpfig (inf); (referring to child) → aufsässig
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He was catching fire from the flame he was partly simulating, and at tea-time he was obstreperously merry.
said the swine-herd, after blowing his horn obstreperously, to collect together the scattered herd of swine, which, answering his call with notes equally melodious, made, however, no haste to remove themselves from the luxurious banquet of beech-mast and acorns on which they had fattened, or to forsake the marshy banks of the rivulet, where several of them, half plunged in mud, lay stretched at their ease, altogether regardless of the voice of their keeper.
She shook it accordingly, and the bell, having a spiteful little temper of its own, rang obstreperously, making its remonstrances heard,--not, indeed, by the ears for which they were intended, --but by a good lady on the opposite side of the street.
The liquor soon mounted into their heads, as it generally does even with the arrantest topers newly landed from sea, and they began capering about most obstreperously.
If you could be a fly on the wall at one of our weekly meetings, you'd quickly see how obstreperously they speak their minds whenever they see fit, which is pretty much all the time.
White and golden Lizzie stood, Like a lily in a flood,-- Like a rock of blue-veined stone Lashed by tides obstreperously,-- Like a beacon left alone In a hoary roaring sea, Sending up a golden fire,-- Like a fruit-crowned orange-tree White with blossoms honey-sweet Sore beset by wasp and bee .