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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
Turkey, once a vociferous opponent of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, has seen the tide of the war tilt against its interests and is trying to find common cause with Assad's chief patrons.
And yet inevitably, the vociferous community has regressed in a mere few days to its previous state of near-perpetual outrage.
Among the most vociferous of the anti-EU Conservatives is Jacob Rees-Mogg.
Tee Grizzley is quickly rising through the hip-hop ranks with vociferous bars garnering him serious attention leading into his debut album Activated, which fans are eager to get their hands on.
On the other side of the debate, wall proponents are perplexed why Democrats are voicing such vociferous opposition.
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.
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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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