Definition of Obstreperousness

1. Noun. Noisy defiance.

Generic synonyms: Defiance, Rebelliousness
Derivative terms: Obstreperous, Obstreperous



Definition of Obstreperousness

1. Noun. The quality of being obstreperous. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Obstreperousness

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

Literary usage of Obstreperousness

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1. The Microscope by Cornelius Tuthill (1820)
"There are two or three general remarks, that usually hold true in application to these rising gentry : First, the noise and blustering and obstreperousness ..."

2. The Bookman (1915)
"Of whatsoever savours ever so remotely of sex obstreperousness, she has an honest, hearty, holy horror. She does not even lecture. "If," she says, "there is ..."

3. The Autobiography of Leigh Hunt by Leigh Hunt (1850)
"To say the truth, there was an obstreperousness in their mirth, that looked more melancholy than the thoughtlessness of the lighter-feeding felons. ..."

4. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1827)
"... but no sooner were they composed to rest, and all the cottage quiet, than old Douglas began abusing him with great vehemence and obstreperousness, ..."

5. The Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science by Johns Hopkins University (1908)
"... that the feeling of a Roman magistrate was uppermost, and that he was now avenging traditional grievances, as well as punishing recent obstreperousness. ..."

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