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[voh-sif-er-uh s] /voʊˈsɪf ər əs/
crying out noisily; clamorous.
characterized by or uttered with vociferation:
a vociferous manner of expression.
Origin of vociferous
1605-15; vocifer(ant) + -ous
Related forms
vociferously, adverb
vociferousness, noun
unvociferous, adjective
unvociferously, adverb
unvociferousness, noun
Can be confused
veracious, vociferous, voracious.
1. loud, noisy, vocal, uproarious, boisterous. Unabridged
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  • And then they won't agitate as vociferously for tax cuts.
  • On one hand it wants to provide news based on often anonymous sources, that it vociferously protects from disclosure.
  • Firms are now complaining more vociferously that the euro's strength is hurting demand.
  • The pension levy may have been accepted by the general public, but the unions still protested vociferously.
  • But people living nearby objected so vociferously that the police have decided to crack down there, too.
  • The industry vociferously maintains rent-to-own contracts are not loans.
  • The sole opposition member in parliament vociferously and publicly denounced abuses.
  • Complicating the solution of this problem are the vociferously stated conflicting interests of the shrimpers and dipnet fishermen.
  • But incineration was vociferously opposed by other groups.
  • If the bluebirds were favored, the squirrels chattered vociferously.
British Dictionary definitions for vociferously


characterized by vehemence, clamour, or noisiness: vociferous protests
making an outcry or loud noises; clamorous: a vociferous mob
Derived Forms
vociferously, adverb
vociferousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for vociferously



1610s, from Latin vociferari "to shout, yell," from vox (genitive vocis) "voice" + root of ferre "to carry" (see infer). Related: Vociferating.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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