Obstreperous

Ob*strep"er*ous

(?), a. [L. obstreperus, from obstrepere to make a noise at; ob (see Ob-) + strepere to make a noise.] 1. Attended by, or making, a loud and tumultuous noise; clamorous; noisy; vociferous. "The obstreperous city." Wordsworth. "Obstreperous approbation." Addison.
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Beating the air with their obstreperous beaks.
B. Jonson.
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2. Resistant to control; unruly.
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-- Ob*strep"er*ous*ly, adv. -- Ob*strep"er*ous*ness, n.
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