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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.
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1. noisy
2. calling urgently
[C17: from Latin clāmāns, from clāmāre to shout]
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(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.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
thersitical, clamant - To be thersitical is to be loudmouthed or foulmouthed; clamant is loud and insistent.
See also related terms for loud.
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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.
Et depuis, l'interference politique dans les affaires interieures se fait de maniere declaree, dont l'objectif est de mettre sous tutelle les dirigeants qui pronent l'autonomie politique, le droit a la difference et au pluralisme, meme en clamant haut et fort leur attachement a la Monarrchie, sont systematiquement attaques et reprimandes.
Comme pour tenter de seduire les animateurs du Hirak , le chef de l'Etat par interim a tenu [beaucoup moins que]a saluer le peuple algerien qui a exprime energiquement son unite et sa cohesion, prouvant ainsi son attachement a sa patrie en clamant le slogan du changement positif pour une Algerie nouvelle, moderne, et democratique[beaucoup plus grand que].
Consumption--consumerism--is widely claimed as the prime source of self-definition and identity in today's world, a clamant phenomenon the ideology, discourse, and practice of which has been attracting historians of modern Britain for some thirty years.
(230) That evaluation revealed that the clamant was "diffusely tender at 18/18 points." (231) A claimant's testimony about her pain and limitations may not be dismissed solely because there is a lack of objective medical evidence favoring it.
Interestingly, the Clamant did not include the Ship's owners in the claim.
A spokesman told the Irish Mirror last night: "As has always been the case, the National Lottery never comments on the specifics of individual claims to protect the privacy of the clamant. We look forward to issuing an update at the end of this week."
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.
(39) C'est ainsi qu'il proteste contre l'accueil de ce film a la Mostra de Venise en clamant que << Venise s'est laissee aller a privilegier l'imperialisme venue en Italie chercher la legiti mite culturelle pour le cinema commercial qu'il produit >>.
A clamant intensity and quivering hope coexist in lines like "a tempest larkspurred in your eyes," and make the work sing, whether in extolling the right to a first love or describing love's sweetness and sting.