rambunctious


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ram·bunc·tious

 (răm-bŭngk′shəs)
adj.
Boisterous and disorderly.

[Alteration of rumbustious.]

ram·bunc′tious·ly adv.
ram·bunc′tious·ness n.

rambunctious

(ræmˈbʌŋkʃəs)
adj
informal boisterous; unruly
[C19: probably from Icelandic ram- (intensifying prefix) + -bunctious, from bumptious]
ramˈbunctiously adv
ramˈbunctiousness n

ram•bunc•tious

(ræmˈbʌŋk ʃəs)

adj.
1. difficult to control or handle; wildly boisterous.
2. turbulently active and noisy.
[1820–30, Amer.]
ram•bunc′tious•ly, adv.
ram•bunc′tious•ness, n.

rambunctious

- Once rumbustious and robusteous, it is probably based on Latin robus, "oak"—implying strength—and can describe a person or animal.
See also related terms for oak.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.rambunctious - noisy and lacking in restraint or disciplinerambunctious - noisy and lacking in restraint or discipline; "a boisterous crowd"; "a social gathering that became rambunctious and out of hand"; "a robustious group of teenagers"; "beneath the rumbustious surface of his paintings is sympathy for the vulnerability of ordinary human beings"; "an unruly class"
disorderly - undisciplined and unruly; "disorderly youths"; "disorderly conduct"
Translations

rambunctious

[ræmˈbʌŋkʃəs] ADJ (US) → bullicioso, pendenciero

rambunctious

adj, rambunctiously
adv (esp US inf) (= exuberant and noisy)laut, lärmend; (= boisterous)übermütig, ausgelassen, wild
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