rambunctious(redirected from rambunctiously)
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Boisterous and disorderly.
[Alteration of rumbustious.]
informal boisterous; unruly
[C19: probably from Icelandic ram- (intensifying prefix) + -bunctious, from bumptious]
1. difficult to control or handle; wildly boisterous.
2. turbulently active and noisy.
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.
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|Adj.||1.||rambunctious - 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"