American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Creaking; harsh; grating.
- adj. Loud; shrill, piercing, high-pitched; rough-sounding
- adj. Grating or obnoxious
- adj. nonstandard Vigorous; making strides
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Characterized by harshness; grating; shrill.
- adj. conspicuously and offensively loud; given to vehement outcry
- adj. of speech sounds produced by forcing air through a constricted passage (as `f', `s', `z', or `th' in both `thin' and `then')
- adj. unpleasantly loud and harsh
- adj. being sharply insistent on being heard
- From Latin strīdēns, present active participle of strīdō. (Wiktionary)
- Latin strīdēns, strīdent-, present participle of strīdēre, to make harsh sounds, ultimately of imitative origin. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“They said they support religious freedom and want to push back against what they called the strident tone of some of the critics.”
“You suggest that the review is not being undertaken in good faith because we did not we did not ask you to contribute to what you describe as a strident report," stated Salz's letter, seen by MediaGuardian. co.uk.”
“You suggest that the review is not being undertaken in good faith because we did not ask you to contribute to what you describe as a strident report," Salz said.”
“Maybe something more strident is ultimately called for.”
“The crusade against 'hyphenates' will only inflame the partial patriotism of trans-nationals, and cause them to assert their European traditions in strident and unwholesome ways.”
“The three-term Texas governor has touted a record of job growth in Texas and also is known as a strident critic of federal power and an opponent of abortion rights and gay marriage.”
“FAIR, by the way, is known as a strident anti-immigration organization that wants to substantially decrease both legal and unauthorized immigration to the United States.”
“It's like "strident" - not necessarily on whack job street, but not too many exits away.”
“And it is also noteworthy that Hillary Clinton’s intelligence and record are respected. (not to mention how nice to hear her voice not in strident tones, but thoughtful ones). —”
“Whenever a conscious Black woman raises her voice on issues central to her existence, somebody is going to call her strident, because they don't want to hear about it, nor us.”
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