obstreperousness love



from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or character of being obstreperous; clamor; rude outcry.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The quality of being obstreperous.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun noisy defiance


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  • But the overwhelming legacy of Southern obstreperousness and arrogance and delusion continues to this day.

    Picketts charges

  • Complaint Department: What a tragedy is't that age and ingenuity shall ever fall to the obstreperousness of youth!

    [AKICILJ] for forty days and forty night they rode through red blood to the knee

  • Just as Democrats could learn political skills from their Republican rivals, partisans of "change" can learn obstreperousness from those deluded "populists."

    Andrew Levine: Obama Winter and How to Combat It

  • For all its energy and joyful obstreperousness, Bellow's work is curiously blurred, curiously hidden, precisely, one contends, because for the most part and at its strongest it eschews form.

    Saul Bellow: Letters - review

  • However, the studios are unlikely to agree to SAG's demands; they've been quite firm in their refusal to break the new media template and reward SAG for its obstreperousness -- and punish the unions that compromised to make a deal -- by giving SAG provisions that were denied to those other unions (DGA, AFTRA, IATSE, as well as WGA).

    Jonathan Handel: SAG: When Will There Be a Deal?

  • The lessons these so-called leaders (who are supposed to be advocates for children) are teaching is that irrational obstreperousness on the part of an exercised few can indeed prevail.

    Stacie Nevadomski Berdan: A Live Lesson in Democracy for Students

  • But its NK's obstreperousness, entirely on its own, which has led to this.

    Open Thread

  • The main effect of continued Russian obstreperousness would be a long string of missed opportunities for dealing with those devastating small wars that erupt throughout the world out of ethnic and territorial conflicts.

    'Plunging Into A Cold Peace'

  • Having grabbed themselves a distribution system, Malone and Maffei now went on to see what value their obstreperousness could get from Diller.

    The Best of Enemies

  • Russian obstreperousness, in turn, simply made everyone else more nervous.

    Surrender is not an Option


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