Definition of strident
: characterized by harsh, insistent, and discordant sound a strident voice; also : commanding attention by a loud or obtrusive quality strident slogans
Examples of strident in a Sentence
The strident tone in his voice revealed his anger.
Recent Examples of strident from the Web
The idea is not yet included in a working draft of the Senate GOP's healthcare proposal, and comes with fraught political ramifications and strident opposition from business groups.
And that’s especially true in Trump’s America, where strident white nationalism is on the rise.
Wharton wanted Theodore Roosevelt; Scribner was wary, worried Roosevelt’s strident positions on American intervention would make the book too controversial.
It has also drawn hate mail from strident Trump supporters.
The casualties of the past year turned out to be not the most strident, old-time conservatives but the figures of studied neutrality, who were caught, just as network television was, between more impassioned politics on their right and their left.
The Legislature passed HB 757 last year, but following strident opposition from the LGBT community and major Georgia business interests, Gov. Nathan Deal vetoed the measure.
Of the two candidates, Ms. Le Pen is the more strident supporter of Mr. Putin.
General Flynn, in particular, has used anti-Muslim language that even the most strident Republicans have avoided.
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Origin and Etymology of strident
Latin strident-, stridens, present participle of stridere, stridēre to make a harsh noise
First Known Use: circa 1656See Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of strident
vociferous, clamorous, blatant, strident, boisterous, obstreperous mean so loud or insistent as to compel attention. vociferous implies a vehement shouting or calling out. vociferous cries of protest and outrage clamorous may imply insistency as well as vociferousness in demanding or protesting. clamorous demands for prison reforms blatant implies an offensive bellowing or insensitive loudness. blatant rock music a blatant clamor for impeachment strident suggests harsh and discordant noise. heard the strident cry of the crow boisterous suggests a noisiness and turbulence due to high spirits. a boisterous crowd of party goers obstreperous suggests unruly and aggressive noisiness and resistance to restraint. the obstreperous demonstrators were arrested
STRIDENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of strident for English Language Learners
: sounding harsh and unpleasant
: expressing opinions or criticism in a very forceful and often annoying or unpleasant way
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