obstreperous

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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.

obstreperous

(əbˈstrɛpərəs)
adj
noisy or rough, esp in resisting restraint or control. Also (dialect, jocular): obstropalous or obstropulous
[C16: from Latin, from obstrepere, from ob- against + strepere to roar]
obˈstreperously adv
obˈstreperousness n

ob•strep•er•ous

(əbˈstrɛp ər əs)

adj.
1. resisting control or restraint in a difficult manner; unruly.
2. noisy, clamorous, or boisterous: obstreperous children.
[1590–1600; < Latin obstreperus clamorous akin to obstrepere to make a noise at (ob- ob- + strepere to rattle)]
ob•strep′er•ous•ly, adv.
ob•strep′er•ous•ness, n.

obstreperous

- Meaning "clamorous, noisy" and "argumentative," it is from Latin ob-, "against," and strepere, "to make a noise."
See also related terms for noisy.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.obstreperous - noisily and stubbornly defiant; "obstreperous boys"
defiant, noncompliant - boldly resisting authority or an opposing force; "brought up to be aggressive and defiant"; "a defiant attitude"
2.obstreperous - boisterously and noisily aggressive; "kept up an obstreperous clamor"
aggressive - having or showing determination and energetic pursuit of your ends; "an aggressive businessman"; "an aggressive basketball player"; "he was aggressive and imperious; positive in his convictions"; "aggressive drivers"

obstreperous

obstreperous

adjective
Translations

obstreperous

[əbˈstrepərəs] ADJ [person, behaviour] → escandaloso
he became obstreperousempezó a desmandarse

obstreperous

[əbˈstrɛpərəs] adjturbulent(e)

obstreperous

adjaufmüpfig (inf); childaufsässig; the drunk became obstreperousder Betrunkene fing an zu randalieren; it’s not a real complaint, he’s just being obstreperouses ist keine echte Beschwerde, er will nur Schwierigkeiten machen

obstreperous

[əbˈstrɛprəs] adjturbolento/a
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In fact, it comes as some surprise that the word "stroppy" itself - dictionary definitions "bad-tempered and unco-operative"or "quarrelsome, bad-tempered, rowdy, obstreperous and awkward to deal with" - is said to be a mid-20th century invention, possibly a shortening of "obstreperous" or its illegitimate brother "obstropalous".