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clamorous

adjective

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1 engaging in or marked by loud and insistent cries especially of protest
  • a clamorous objection to the play that the students have chosen to put on this year

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2 full of or characterized by the presence of noise
  • a clamorous kindergarten classroom that would try the patience of any sane adult

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3 marked by a high volume of sound
  • a rock band whose clamorous concerts will rattle your bones

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How is the word clamorous different from other adjectives like it?

Some common synonyms of clamorous are blatant, boisterous, obstreperous, strident, and vociferous. While all these words mean "so loud or insistent as to compel attention," clamorous may imply insistency as well as vociferousness in demanding or protesting.

clamorous demands for prison reforms

When would blatant be a good substitute for clamorous?

The meanings of blatant and clamorous largely overlap; however, blatant implies an offensive bellowing or insensitive loudness.

blatant rock music

a blatant clamor for impeachment

When is it sensible to use boisterous instead of clamorous?

The words boisterous and clamorous can be used in similar contexts, but boisterous suggests a noisiness and turbulence due to high spirits.

a boisterous crowd of party goers

When might obstreperous be a better fit than clamorous?

The words obstreperous and clamorous are synonyms, but do differ in nuance. Specifically, obstreperous suggests unruly and aggressive noisiness and resistance to restraint.

the obstreperous demonstrators were arrested

When is strident a more appropriate choice than clamorous?

While the synonyms strident and clamorous are close in meaning, strident suggests harsh and discordant noise.

heard the strident cry of the crow

When could vociferous be used to replace clamorous?

The synonyms vociferous and clamorous are sometimes interchangeable, but vociferous implies a vehement shouting or calling out.

vociferous cries of protest and outrage

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The first known use of clamorous was in the 15th century

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“Clamorous.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/clamorous. Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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