from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Noisily unruly or defiant.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Making a great noise or outcry; clamorous; vociferous; noisy.
- Synonyms Tumultuous, boisterous, uproarious.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Attended by, or making, a loud and tumultuous noise; clamorous; noisy; vociferous.
- adjective Resistant to control; unruly.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective Attended by, or making, a loud and
tumultuous noise; boisterous.
Noisilyand stubbornly defiant.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective noisily and stubbornly defiant
- adjective boisterously and noisily aggressive
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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But the truthers quickly became known as obstreperous crazies who disrupted media events, most notably a taping of the HBO show "Real Time With Bill Maher," in 2007.
My father took the only course, as it seemed, that was open to "obstreperous" slaves - he took to the woods.
He meets an Englishman on a French train who pleases him much, and the two become good friends and see Rome together, but the fellow's wife is "obstreperous" and "haughty in her manner" and so
The teacher and her "obstreperous" pupils had disappeared from Horsford and had been almost forgotten.
Edgar bade him adieu; and the faithful Ferdinand drove him wherever he had to go, and finally to Kensington Palace Gardens, where he was ushered into the drawing-room, to find Marilda, resolved upon unconsciousness, but only succeeding in a kind of obstreperous cordiality and good will, which, together with the hot room, made him quite dizzy; and his answers were so much at random, that he sent
"obstreperous" pupils had disappeared from Horsford and had been almost forgotten.
Most teachers and many parents worry when a child is obstreperous.
As his rating bumped still lower, he found himself constrained at every step by a hostile parliament, obstreperous governors, and unruly businessmen.
A Los Angeles artist who gave that city's art establishment a bursting sense of pride for having nurtured such an obstreperous talent, he earned his celebrity status in part by retaining the obsessions and wounds of a smart Catholic working-class kid from the suburbs of Detroit who had never entirely assimilated to his sun-splashed California home.
For instance, as new research shows, obstreperous behavior in early childhood does not predict academic difficulty in elementary and middle school.