OBSTREPEROUS

ob·strep·er·ous

adj \əb-ˈstre-p(ə-)rəs, äb-\
Definition of OBSTREPEROUS

1
: marked by unruly or aggressive noisiness : clamorous
2
: stubbornly resistant to control : unruly

— ob·strep·er·ous·ly adverb
— ob·strep·er·ous·ness noun

Examples of OBSTREPEROUS

a room full of obstreperous children

Origin of OBSTREPEROUS

Latin obstreperus, from obstrepere to clamor against, from ob- against + strepere to make a noise
First Known Use: circa 1600

Related to OBSTREPEROUS

Synonyms: blatant, caterwauling, clamant, clamorous, vociferous, squawking, vociferant, vociferating, yawping (or yauping), yowling


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