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.
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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