Definition of Boisterous

1. Adjective. Noisy and lacking in restraint or discipline. "An unruly class"

Exact synonyms: Rambunctious, Robustious, Rumbustious, Unruly
Similar to: Disorderly
Derivative terms: Boisterousness, Unruliness



2. Adjective. Full of rough and exuberant animal spirits. "Knockabout comedy"
Exact synonyms: Knockabout
Similar to: Spirited

3. Adjective. Violently agitated and turbulent. "Rough seas"
Exact synonyms: Fierce, Rough
Similar to: Stormy
Derivative terms: Boisterousness, Fierceness, Roughness

Definition of Boisterous

1. a. Rough or rude; unbending; unyielding; strong; powerful.

Definition of Boisterous

1. Adjective. Full of energy; exuberant; noisy. ¹

2. Adjective. Characterized by violence and agitation; wild; stormy. ¹

3. Adjective. Having or resembling animal exuberance. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Boisterous

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Boisterous

boing
boinged
boinging
boings
boingy
boink
boinked
boinking
boinks
bois
bois d'arc
bois durci
boiserie
boiseries
boist
boisterous (current term)
boisterously
boisterousness
boistous
boists
boite
boites
bojanus organ
bok
bok-bok
bok choi
bok choy
bokadam
bokchoi
boke

Literary usage of Boisterous

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1. Synonyms Discriminated: A Complete Catalogue of Synonymous Words in the by Charles John Smith (1871)
"boisterous. TURBULENT. TUMULTUOUS. These terms are applied to human behaviour, with certain différences. The behaviour of an individual may be boisterous ..."

2. A History of California: The American Period by Robert Glass Cleland (1922)
"... THE boisterous MANY cities in the United States boast a more ancient lineage than that of San Francisco; but none can look back to a more vigorous, ..."

3. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1908)
"... county of Buckinghamshire, informs us that it was to him he was indebted for a 'quiet haven' in which after his 'boisterous and tempestuous storms' he ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"It should, however, be remembered that in any age the boisterous and lawless elements are more conspicuous than the serious, conscientious student; ..."

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