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obstreperous

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of obstreperous

  1. 1 engaging in or marked by loud and insistent cries especially of protest an obstreperous crowd protesting the government's immigration policy Synonyms of obstreperous blatant, caterwauling, clamant, clamorous, vociferous, squawking, vociferant, vociferating, yawping (or yauping), yowlingWords Related to obstreperous clangorous, dinning, discordant, noisy; loudmouthed, outspoken, vocal; boisterous, rackety, raucous, robustious, rowdy, uproarious; cacophonous, dissonant, earsplitting, grating, shrill, strident; blaring, blustering, booming, brassy, brazenNear Antonyms of obstreperous noiseless, quiet, silent, soundless, still; calm, hushed, subdued

  2. 2 given to resisting authority or another's control the club's president was at his wits' end with obstreperous members who refused to cooperate Synonyms of obstreperous balky, contrary, contumacious, defiant, froward, incompliant, insubordinate, intractable, disobedient, rebel, rebellious, recalcitrant, recusant, refractory, restive, ungovernable, unruly, untoward, wayward, willful (or wilful)Words Related to obstreperous noncooperative, uncooperative; insurgent, mutinous; adamant, adamantine, dogged, hardheaded, headstrong, immovable, implacable, inflexible, mulish, negativistic, obdurate, obstinate, opinionated, peevish, pertinacious, pigheaded, rigid, self-willed, stubborn, unbending, uncompromising, unrelenting, unyielding; fractious, restive, uncontrollable, unmanageable, wild; perverse, resistant, wrongheaded; bad, disorderly, errant, misbehaving, mischievous, monkeying, monkeyish, naughty; undisciplined; dissident, nonconformist; discourteous, disrespectful, ill-bred, ill-mannered, ill-natured, impertinent, impolite, impudent, inconsiderate, insolent, ornery, rude, uncivil, uncouth, ungracious, unmannerlyNear Antonyms of obstreperous acquiescent, agreeable, amiable, cooperative, deferential, obliging; yielding; behaved, disciplined, well-bred; courteous, polite, respectful; kowtowing, obsequious, servile, slavish, subservient; decorous, mannerly, orderly, proper; controllable, governable, manageable, trainableAntonyms of obstreperous amenable, biddable, compliant, conformable, docile, obedient, ruly, submissive, tractable

Synonym Discussion of obstreperous

vociferous, clamorous, blatant, strident, boisterous, obstreperous mean so loud or insistent as to compel attention. vociferous implies a vehement shouting or calling out.
    • vociferous cries of protest and outrage
clamorous may imply insistency as well as vociferousness in demanding or protesting.
    • clamorous demands for prison reforms
blatant implies an offensive bellowing or insensitive loudness.
    • blatant rock music
    • a blatant clamor for impeachment
strident suggests harsh and discordant noise.
    • heard the strident cry of the crow
boisterous suggests a noisiness and turbulence due to high spirits.
    • a boisterous crowd of party goers
obstreperous suggests unruly and aggressive noisiness and resistance to restraint.
    • the obstreperous demonstrators were arrested

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