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OBSTREPEROUS

 Dictionary entry overview: What does obstreperous mean? 

OBSTREPEROUS (adjective)
  The adjective OBSTREPEROUS has 2 senses:

1. noisily and stubbornly defiant
2. boisterously and noisily aggressive

  Familiarity information: OBSTREPEROUS used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


OBSTREPEROUS (adjective)


Sense 1obstreperous [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Noisily and stubbornly defiant

Context example:

obstreperous boys

Similar:

defiant; noncompliant (boldly resisting authority or an opposing force)


Sense 2obstreperous [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Boisterously and noisily aggressive

Context example:

kept up an obstreperous clamor

Similar:

aggressive (having or showing determination and energetic pursuit of your ends)


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