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obstreperous

ob·strep·er·ous

obstreperous

pronunciation:
ab stre p rs
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: hard to control, as children resisting adult discipline; unruly.
Obstreperous children were sometimes thrashed with a cane in the old days.
synonyms:
disorderly, rambunctious, rebellious, restive, undisciplined, unruly, wild
antonyms:
restrained
similar words:
contumacious, insubordinate, intractable, mutinous, problem, recalcitrant, refractory, riotous, rowdy, turbulent, unbridled
definition 2: purposely noisy and boisterous.
She refused to baby-sit for these obstreperous boys ever again.
synonyms:
boisterous, raucous, roisterous, rowdy
antonyms:
quiet
similar words:
clamorous, loud, noisy, rackety, tumultuous, vociferous
derivations: obstreperously (adv.), obstreperousness (n.)