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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)

Sense 1boisterous [BACK TO TOP]


Noisy and lacking in restraint or discipline


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


disorderly (undisciplined and unruly)

Sense 2boisterous [BACK TO TOP]


Full of rough and exuberant animal spirits


knockabout; boisterous

Context examples:

boisterous practical jokes / knockabout comedy


spirited (displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness)

Sense 3boisterous [BACK TO TOP]


Violently agitated and turbulent


boisterous; fierce; rough

Context examples:

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


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

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