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obstreperous

adjective ob·strep·er·ous \əb-ˈstre-p(ə-)rəs, äb-\

: difficult to control and often noisy

Full Definition of OBSTREPEROUS

1
:  marked by unruly or aggressive noisiness :  clamorous <obstreperous merriment>
2
:  stubbornly resistant to control :  unruly
ob·strep·er·ous·ly adverb
ob·strep·er·ous·ness noun

Examples of OBSTREPEROUS

  1. a room full of obstreperous children
  2. <an obstreperous crowd protesting the government's immigration policy>

Origin of OBSTREPEROUS

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

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