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strident

stri·dent

strident

 
 
pronunciation:
straI dnt
features:
Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: harsh-sounding or loud; raucous; grating.
We could hear the strident voices of a mob approaching.
synonyms:
grating, raucous, screeching
antonyms:
soft
similar words:
abrasive, discordant, harsh, jarring, rough, sharp, shrill
definition 2: unpleasantly intense, aggressive, or shrill.
They voiced a strident argument in favor of the death penalty.It was a simple request, but it was made in such a strident tone that I refused to grant it.
synonyms:
shrill
antonyms:
gentle
similar words:
aggressive, intense
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derivations: stridently (adv.), stridence (n.), stridency (n.)