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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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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.
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.
He was catching fire from the flame he was partly simulating, and at tea-time he was obstreperously merry.
Nobody argues that committing genocide is all right because it's so hard not to , or because the victims obstreperously refuse to leave or keep getting in the way; whereas whenever civilians turn up dead in a place of conflict, this is just the susurrus of exculpation you hear.