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rambunctious

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adjective ram·bunc·tious \ram-ˈbəŋk-shəs\

Simple Definition of rambunctious

  • : uncontrolled in a way that is playful or full of energy

Full Definition of rambunctious

  1. :  marked by uncontrollable exuberance :  unruly

ram·bunc·tious·ly adverb
ram·bunc·tious·ness noun

Examples of rambunctious

  1. <that beach is often taken over by packs of rambunctious young people, so don't go there expecting peace and quiet>



Origin of rambunctious

probably alteration of rumbustious


First Known Use: 1830

Rhymes with rambunctious



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