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 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]


Noisily and stubbornly defiant

Context example:

obstreperous boys


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

Sense 2obstreperous [BACK TO TOP]


Boisterously and noisily aggressive

Context example:

kept up an obstreperous clamor


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

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