American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Making or marked by loud outcry or sustained din.
- adj. Insistently demanding attention; importunate. See Synonyms at vociferous.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Making a clamor or outcry; noisy; vociferous; loud; resounding.
- Urgent or importunate in complaints or demands.
- Figuratively, crying out, as for retribution or punishment; heinous; flagrant.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Speaking and repeating loud words; full of clamor; calling or demanding loudly or urgently; vociferous; noisy; bawling; loud; turbulent.
- adj. conspicuously and offensively loud; given to vehement outcry
“The legion still persisted in clamorous sedition, when the emperor pronounced, with”
“Among the clamorous was his old friend and fellow balladeer, Bret Harte.”
“What has made the tension between press and government especially "clamorous" is that people in charge of the Bush White House decided on a strategy for rolling back the national press.”
“Clinton the elder here withdrew, and had scarcely disappeared when two voices were heard in the hall, in a kind of clamorous remonstrance with each other, which voices were those of Father Magowan and our friend”
“In June he complained to Robinson that people owed money by the regiment had “grown very clamorous” and might sue if the next appropriation was insufficient and went to pay the troops instead of civilian vendors.”
“They have not led him here down from the fabulous hills to this bald alien plain and the clamorous world to kill but simply to teach him to dance”
“Jack, Chuck's Mexico friend, is an Alaskan whose views towards his host country were much more charitable than those of his companion as expressed at a table where we had joined them for a conversation during a prowl of the malecón, one of those clamorous arteries of commerce which parallel the beaches on oceans and inland lakes alike.”
“It isn't until you find yourself fighting the clamorous daytime traffic to get to your business meetings that you start having second thoughts.”
““The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed -- and thus clamorous to be led to safety -- by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.””
“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary. —”
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