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Examples of vociferous in a Sentence
He is her most vociferous critic.
He was vociferous in his support of the proposal.
The decision was made over their vociferous objections.
Recent Examples of vociferous from the Web
His coalition partners, including a group descended from the remnants of the Fascist Party, are even more vociferous toward the migrants, most of whom are from sub-Saharan Africa.
Meanwhile, hardline Brexit backers are increasingly vociferous and her working majority is so slim that one false move risks toppling her.
Olympic organizers and broadcast partners decided the slopestyle must go on despite vociferous complaints from riders and coaches.
In the days following the Feb. 14 school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that killed 17 students and faculty members, a vociferous movement of young people has risen up to say enough is enough.
Some members of that small theater had been vociferous and very personal in their criticisms.
But the season highlight — and the episode that would satisfy even the show's most vociferous critics — is the episode where the gay men makeover another gay man.
Over recent weeks, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has been vociferous in his call for more protection for 'all' players from officials over reckless challenges and rough treatment from combative opponents.
John Lewis has been one of Trump’s most vociferous critics in the House.
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Did You Know?
Vociferous derives from the word Latin vox, which means "voice." But other English words can be used to describe those who compel attention by being loud and insistent. "Vociferous" implies a vehement shouting or calling out, but to convey the insistency of a demand or protest, "clamorous" might be a better choice. You could also use "strident" to suggest harsh and discordant noise in a protest, or "obstreperous" to imply loud, unruly and aggressive resistance to restraint. But someone who is noisy and turbulent due to high spirits rather than dissatisfaction might more aptly be called "boisterous."
First Known Use of vociferous
Synonym Discussion of vociferous
- vociferous cries of protest and outrage
- clamorous demands for prison reforms
- blatant rock music
- a blatant clamor for impeachment
- heard the strident cry of the crow
- a boisterous crowd of party goers
- the obstreperous demonstrators were arrested
VOCIFEROUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of vociferous for English Language Learners
: expressing feelings or opinions in a very loud or forceful way : expressed in a very loud or forceful way
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