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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
Deasy became a polarizing presence, with adamant admirers and vociferous critics.
The banker later left Parex and Latvia to become a vociferous online critic of the country’s banking system.
Trump has been a vociferous opponent to the Iraq war.
The messages, published by BuzzFeed on Saturday, are from the WhatsApp forum of the European Research Group, which is led by Tory Jacob Rees-Mogg, one of the most vociferous anti-EU lawmakers.
Hannity is hugely influential in the current political moment, a confidant and defender of Trump, and a vociferous attacker of anyone who speaks out against him.
Its president co-authored a vociferous op-ed in the New York Times last week calling for swift action.
The rally – which is more a gathering of people sitting down talking and exchanging ideas, as opposed to a vociferous demonstration – is a program of the group Skokie United.
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.
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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."
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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