rambunctious

[ram-buhngk-shuhs]
adjective
1.
difficult to control or handle; wildly boisterous: a rambunctious child.
2.
turbulently active and noisy: a social gathering that became rambunctious and out of hand.

Origin:
1820–30, Americanism; origin uncertain

rambunctiously, adverb
rambunctiousness, noun
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rambunctious (ræmˈbʌŋkʃəs)
 
adj
informal boisterous; unruly
 
[C19: probably from Icelandic ram- (intensifying prefix) + -bunctious, from bumptious]
 
ram'bunctiously
 
adv
 
ram'bunctiousness
 
n

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rambunctious
1830, probably altered (by influence of ram) from rumbustious (1778), itself an arbitrary formation perhaps suggested by rum and boisterous, robustious, bumptious, etc.
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Example sentences
Despite the plain vanilla exterior, a rambunctious creativity permeates the
  place.
By any name, this rambunctious climber with lacy green foliage is an
  exceptional beauty in bloom.
Welcome to the rambunctious next generation of cable television shows.
Steamboats carried more of the cargo, and cities and towns were replacing the
  more rambunctious trading posts.
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