obstreperous
[ uhb-strep-er-uhs ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
Late 16th century; Latin from Latin obstreperus (from obstrepere, from ob- ‘against’ + strepere ‘make a noise’) + -ous
Synonyms
  • clamorous
  • disorderly
  • loud
  • rambunctious
  • rowdy
  • wild
Antonyms
  • calm
  • quiet
  • restrained
Definition
noisy and difficult to control
Example
The mother was desperately trying to gain control of her obstreperous children in the restaurant.
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