Definition of Obstreperous

1. Adjective. Noisily and stubbornly defiant. "Obstreperous boys"

Similar to: Defiant, Noncompliant
Derivative terms: Obstreperousness



2. Adjective. Boisterously and noisily aggressive. "Kept up an obstreperous clamor"
Similar to: Aggressive
Derivative terms: Obstreperousness

Definition of Obstreperous

1. a. Attended by, or making, a loud and tumultuous noise; clamorous; noisy; vociferous.

Definition of Obstreperous

1. Adjective. Attended by, or making, a loud and tumultuous noise; boisterous. ¹

2. Adjective. Noisily and stubbornly defiant. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Obstreperous

1. [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Obstreperous

obstinacy
obstinance
obstinances
obstinancies
obstinancy
obstinant
obstinate
obstinately
obstinateness
obstinatenesses
obstination
obstipate
obstipation
obstipations
obstreperosity
obstreperous (current term)
obstreperously
obstreperousness
obstriction
obstrictions
obstropulous
obstruct
obstructed
obstructer
obstructers
obstructing
obstructing the field
obstruction
obstruction of justice
obstructionism

Literary usage of Obstreperous

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Sailing Alone Around the World by Joshua Slocum (1901)
"CHAPTER IX Repairing the Spray's sails — Savages and an obstreperous anchor — A spider-fight — An encounter with Black Pedro — A visit to the steamship ..."

2. British Poets of the Nineteenth Century by Curtis Hidden Page (1910)
"What with my search drawn out through years, my hope Dwindled into a ghost not tit to cope With that obstreperous joy success I hardly tried now to rebuke ..."

3. A Treatise on Criminal Pleading and Practice by Francis Wharton (1889)
"... violent and obstreperous, or if escape be threatened, a defendant may be placed in shackles during trial.4 Such restraint, however, should not be ..."

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