Obstreperous meaning

ŏb-strĕpər-əs, əb-
The definition of obstreperous is someone that is noisy and hard to control.

Noisy teenage boys who are running wild are an example of people who would be described as obstreperous.

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Stubbornly defiant; disobedient; resistant to authority or control, whether in a noisy manner or not.
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Noisily unruly or defiant.

The restaurant owner ejected the obstreperous customer.

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Noisy, boisterous, or unruly, esp. in resisting or opposing.
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Attended by, or making, a loud and tumultuous noise; boisterous.
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Origin of obstreperous

  • From Latin obstreperus noisy from obstrepere to make a noise against ob- against ob– strepere to make a noise (of imitative origin)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • First attested circa 17th century, from Latin obstreperus "clamorous, noisy," from obstrepere, "to make a noise against, oppose noisily," from ob-, "against" + strepere, "to noise."

    From Wiktionary