Boisterousness

boisterous

[boi-ster-uhs, -struhs]
adjective
1.
rough and noisy; noisily jolly or rowdy; clamorous; unrestrained: the sound of boisterous laughter.
2.
(of waves, weather, wind, etc.) rough and stormy.
3.
Obsolete. rough and massive.

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English boistrous, variant of Middle English boistous crude, strong, fierce, gross; of obscure origin

boisterously, adverb
boisterousness, noun
unboisterous, adjective
unboisterously, adverb
unboisterousness, noun


1. uproarious, obstreperous, roistering, loud, vociferous, impetuous. 1, 2. tempestuous, tumultuous, turbulent, violent, wild.


1, 2. calm, serene.
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boisterous (ˈbɔɪstərəs, -strəs)
 
adj
1.  noisy and lively; unrestrained or unruly
2.  (of the wind, sea, etc) turbulent or stormy
 
[C13 boistuous, of unknown origin]
 
'boisterously
 
adv
 
'boisterousness
 
n

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Word Origin & History

boisterous
late 15c., unexplained alteration of M.E. boistous (c.1300) "rough, coarse (as of food), clumsy, violent," of unknown origin, perhaps from Anglo-Fr. bustous "rough (road)," which is perhaps from O.Fr. boisteos "curved, lame; uneven, rough" (Mod.Fr. boiteux), itself of obscure origin. Another guess traces
it via Celtic to L. bestia. Used of persons from 1560s.
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