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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
The Chicago Teachers Union went on strike in 2012, and its leadership is vociferous in criticizing the mayor.
This is probably not the motto at the new Delucca Gaucho Pizza & Wine, an attractive Southlake restaurant ironically housed in a former Cici’s Pizza, but one step inside is enough to muffle even the most vociferous anti-buffet eater.
Whether XXXTentacion had repented was another subject of vociferous debate.
Seattle has been in the midst of a vociferous debate over a new tax on major employers that will help fund housing and services for the homeless.
After months of often vociferous debate in town, Lake Zurich Village Board members recently approved construction of a new Life Time Fitness facility on the former Hackney’s restaurant property.
Murray has also donated significant amounts of money to Trump and is a vociferous critic of any regulation on mining and coal industries.
One of the more vociferous front-row fans was Gary Wilson, a retiree from Mount Airy who now lives in nearby Nahariya but was a 25-year subscriber to the orchestra.
But that was potential new construction with vociferous local opposition.
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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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