Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Violent; blustery; uproarious.

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

  • adjective Loud and disorderly; carousing

Etymologies

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roister +‎ -ous

Examples

  • Her dowry had bought them a large house on the Palatine, and there she sat alone most evenings while he continued with his roisterous ways in the taverns of Subura.

    CONSPIRATA

  • Robust, roisterous and even rude debate is forbidden.

    Phobias and Free Speech

  • The roisterous clamor of loud, laughing voices filled the smoke-heavy hotel rooms.

    Silver Wings, Santiago Blue

  • The roisterous clamor of loud, laughing voices filled the smoke-heavy hotel rooms.

    Silver Wings, Santiago Blue

  • The roisterous clamor of loud, laughing voices filled the smoke-heavy hotel rooms.

    Silver Wings, Santiago Blue

  • The roisterous clamor of loud, laughing voices filled the smoke-heavy hotel rooms.

    Silver Wings, Santiago Blue

  • Turekian was the opposite: young, burly, black-bearded, boisterous and roisterous, born in a sealtent on Mars to a life of banging around the available universe.

    The Earth Book of Stormgate

  • His excitability and his roisterous enthusiasm made them laugh.

    Of Human Bondage

  • His excitability and his roisterous enthusiasm made them laugh.

    Of Human Bondage

  • Here was the roisterous spirit of the Northland at full play; it irked the young man intensely to feel that he could afford no part in it.

    The Winds of Chance

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