obstreperousness


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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.
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Noun1.obstreperousness - noisy defiance
defiance, rebelliousness - intentionally contemptuous behavior or attitude
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obstreperousness

noun
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obstreperousness

nAufmüpfigkeit f (inf); (of child)Aufsässigkeit f
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