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Noisy; raucous.


1. noisy, rowdy, or boisterous
2. socially lively and, sometimes, mildly dissolute: a rackety life.


(ˈræk ɪ ti)

1. noisy.
2. rowdy.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.rackety - uncontrollably noisyrackety - uncontrollably noisy      
noisy - full of or characterized by loud and nonmusical sounds; "a noisy cafeteria"; "a small noisy dog"
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The three representatives had been locked in a rackety rivalry for the speakership since the close of midterm elections in May that the President's allies dominated.
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Following her from her dysfunctional childhood on a remote Irish island, to her rackety middle age on the Riviera, every wrong turn and mistake of her life is described in painful detail.
Following her from her dysfunctional childhood, to her rackety middle age on the Riviera, every wrong turn and mis-step of her life is described in painful detail.
Some of the series' individual performers recur from book to book, going on together from school to university, their careers interweaving, marrying, divorcing, fighting for their country, haunting the rackety dives of London's postwar Soho, and finally catching up with life in the hedonistic, culturally vapid 1970s.
I am certain that local cats steer clear of the rackety bush, they tend to stick to our wall with their paws over their ears.
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