Definition of vociferous
: marked by or given to vehement insistent outcry
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
Vociferous consumers of dead fish, insects, rodents, and invasive marine species, the reptiles occupy a key role in Lake Nasser’s ecosystem.
What’s equally striking is that Brooks has been a vociferous critic of Trump since the campaign, assailing him in harshly personal terms (comparing him to a 7-year-old boy, among other things).
Props to Nick — Nick Martinez is unfairly criticized by a small faction of vociferous fans on social media.
His vociferous Twitter attack on London Mayor Sadiq Khan in the wake of the London Bridge terrorist attack last weekend drew condemnation from across the British political spectrum.
The Yard would be that space — although don't look for Chicago Shakespeare Theater, a vociferous and competitive producer of international work, to open it up for rent anytime soon.
Iranian officials initially shrugged off Trump’s vociferous anti-Iran comments in Riyadh, dismissing the summit as spectacle.
Parents aren’t usually part of the equation, but the Lakers will do their research on Lonzo’s vociferous dad.
The captain’s widow, Daniels (Katherine Waterston) is the most vociferous opponent to this change of plans.
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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."
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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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