obstreperousness

obstreperous

[uhb-strep-er-uhs]
adjective
1.
resisting control or restraint in a difficult manner; unruly.
2.
noisy, clamorous, or boisterous: obstreperous children.

Origin:
1590–1600; < Latin obstreperus clamorous, akin to obstrepere to make a noise at (ob- ob- + strepere to rattle); see -ous

obstreperously, adverb
obstreperousness, obstreperosity [uhb-strep-uh-ros-i-tee] , noun


1. uncontrolled, refractory.


1. obedient. 2. calm.
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obstreperous (əbˈstrɛpərəs)
 
adj
noisy or rough, esp in resisting restraint or control
 
[C16: from Latin, from obstrepere, from ob- against + strepere to roar]
 
ob'streperously
 
adv
 
ob'streperousness
 
n

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obstreperous
1600, from L. obstreperus "clamorous," from obstrepere "drown with noise, oppose noisily," from ob "against" + strepere "make a noise," from PIE *strep-, said to be imitative.
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