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while American university debates tend to be sedate affairs, their counterparts in Oxford are wholeheartedly rumbustious
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Formerly a thuggish one-party dictatorship under martial law, over three decades Taiwan has transformed itself into a vibrant democracy that is notable for being decent, prosperous and civil, albeit with wildly rumbustious politics.
Across much of the economy, Communist officials preside over rumbustious capitalism.
This red-bricked pub was busy, but were none of the usually rumbustious chants and songs that usher in the start of big games here.
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Origin and Etymology of rumbustious
First Known Use: circa 1777See Words from the same year
Synonymshell-raising, knockabout, rambunctious, raucous, robustious, roisterous, rollicking, rowdy, boisterous [chiefly British]
Related Wordscallithumpian, carnival, carnivalesque, larrikin [chiefly Australian], raffish, rampageous, raucous, riotous, rowdyish, ruffianly; stormy, tempestuous, turbulent, violent; headstrong, intractable, obstreperous, recalcitrant, uncontrollable, uncontrolled, undisciplined, ungovernable, uninhibited, unmanageable, unreserved, unrestrained, unruly, wild, willful (or wilful); bubbly, buoyant, effervescent, exuberant, high-spirited, impassioned, lively, sprightly, vivacious; clamorous, loudmouthed, noisy, openmouthed, rackety, strident, vociferous; howling, screaming, yelling
Near Antonymssedate, sober, solemn, somber (or sombre), staid; decorous, dignified, proper, seemly; calm, hushed, noiseless, peaceful, placid, quiet, restrained, serene, silent, soundless, tranquil; collected, composed, constrained, controlled, imperturbable, inhibited, repressed, self-controlled, unflappable, unruffled; moderate, reasonable, subdued, temperate; impassive, phlegmatic, stoic (or stoical), stolid; depressed; aloof, detached, indifferent
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