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BOISTEROUS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does boisterous mean? 

BOISTEROUS (adjective)
  The adjective BOISTEROUS has 3 senses:

1. noisy and lacking in restraint or discipline
2. full of rough and exuberant animal spirits
3. violently agitated and turbulent

  Familiarity information: BOISTEROUS used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


BOISTEROUS (adjective)


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Meaning:

Noisy and lacking in restraint or discipline

Synonyms:

unruly; rumbustious; robustious; rambunctious; boisterous

Context examples:

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

Similar:

disorderly (undisciplined and unruly)


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Meaning:

Full of rough and exuberant animal spirits

Synonyms:

knockabout; boisterous

Context examples:

boisterous practical jokes / knockabout comedy

Similar:

spirited (displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness)


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Meaning:

Violently agitated and turbulent

Synonyms:

boisterous; fierce; rough

Context examples:

boisterous winds and waves / the fierce thunders roar me their music / rough weather / rough seas

Similar:

stormy ((especially of weather) affected or characterized by storms or commotion)


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