Know Your Next Word : obstreperous

17. obstreperous :

adjective :

1. resisting control or restraint in a difficult manner, unruly

2. noisy, clamorous or boisterous

Usage :

One email informs me of a friend's trepidation at having to undergo a stress test as recommended by her physician. And she is not referring to the stress associated with the presence of recalcitrant children and an obstreperous spouse.(Vanaja Rao : That Sick Feeling : Gulf News (United Arab Emirates) : Feb 5 - 2009.)

  • obstreperous children

  • kept up an obstreperous clamor

    Related Forms :

    obstreperousness & obstreperosity : noun

    obstreperously : adverb

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