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intr.v. rois·tered, rois·ter·ing, rois·ters
1. To engage in boisterous merrymaking; revel noisily.
2. To behave in a blustering manner; swagger.

[From obsolete roister, roisterer, probably from Old French rustre, ruffian, alteration of ruste, from Latin rūsticus, rustic; see rustic.]

rois′ter·er n.
rois′ter·ous adj.
rois′ter·ous·ly adv.


vb (intr)
1. to engage in noisy merrymaking; revel
2. to brag, bluster, or swagger
[C16: from Old French rustre lout, from ruste uncouth, from Latin rusticus rural; see rustic]
ˈroisterer n
ˈroisterous adj
ˈroisterously adv


(ˈrɔɪ stər)

1. to act in a swaggering, boisterous, or uproarious manner.
2. to revel noisily or without restraint.
[1545–55; v. use of roister (n.) < Middle French ru(i)stre ruffian, boor, variant of ru(i)ste rustic]
roist′er•er, n.
roist′er•ous, adj.
roist′er•ous•ly, adv.


Past participle: roistered
Gerund: roistering

I roister
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Present Continuous
I am roistering
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Present Perfect
I have roistered
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Past Continuous
I was roistering
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Past Perfect
I had roistered
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I will roister
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Future Perfect
I will have roistered
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Future Continuous
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been roistering
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been roistering
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been roistering
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I would roister
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Past Conditional
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.roister - engage in boisterous, drunken merrymaking; "They were out carousing last night"
jollify, make happy, make merry, make whoopie, racket, wassail, whoop it up, revel - celebrate noisily, often indulging in drinking; engage in uproarious festivities; "The members of the wedding party made merry all night"; "Let's whoop it up--the boss is gone!"




[ˈrɔɪstəʳ] VIjaranear


vi (= revel)herumtollen
References in classic literature ?
His excitability and his roisterous enthusiasm made them laugh.
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It ended in a rousing, roisterous nail biting finish in a victory for Trinity (18-13) but aggregating a tie (35 each).
And no one gets this great orchestra to play better: the winds, in Verdi's magical scoring, were a particular delight--and one of the few criticisms I can make of Carsen's staging is that the roisterous onstage antics occasionally obscure the instrumental felicities.
8226; • Those who prefer night life will enjoy "Diamond Lil" starring actress Darlene Violette — — and the roisterous cast who brought the Bowery denizens and Suicide Hall's ne'er-do-wells to life — — now onstage with performances at Don't Tell Mama [343 W.
Trexler's finely drawn posters for those shows (for which he was paid partly in bags of weed) are part of the Cockettes legend, not least because they lend an air of Art Nouveau refinement to the roisterous proceedings.
Think of the Skee Ball machines in Seaside where, for 50 cents, you can stand in a roisterous arcade and roll nine smooth wooden balls up a rickety ramp.
The example of young larrikin women also attests, in turn, to the continuing significance of this roisterous libertinism among lower working-class youth at the turn of the century.
Minstrelsy's combination of roisterous character-songs, sentimental ballads, comic sketches and hilarious burlesques appealed to diverse audiences in Australia--decidedly more diverse than in North America or England.
It's very challenging," he said, dropping into that slow, deep-whispered voice he uses for emphasis before exploding, clap-hands, into a roisterous bellow, "but hey, we will crack it.
Graham--sadly all dead, but incorporating their own words, are usefully presented in boxes, as is a poem by Vicki Feaver inspired by Hilton's roisterous Oi Yoi Yoi (1963).
But aside from all the glories of the speculative science and math and interdimensional jaunts (and the otherworld where Bela and Alma and Paul end up, La Hampa, is a heavy trip I haven't even tried to describe), what we have here is a rollicking, roisterous, (ir-)reverent campus novel.