obstreperous

 /əbˈstrepərəs/


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
ob•strep•er•ous /əbˈstrɛpərəs/USA pronunciation adj.  resisting control or restraint;
unruly:obstreperous demonstrators.
noisy, clamorous, or boisterous:an obstreperous party.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

obstreperous /əbˈstrɛpərəs/ adj
  1. noisy or rough, esp in resisting restraint or control
Etymology: 16th Century: from Latin, from obstrepere, from ob- against + strepere to roar

obˈstreperously adv obˈstreperousness n



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