rambunctious
[ ram-buhngk-shuhs ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
Mid 19th century probably altered (by influence of ram) from rumbustious
Synonyms
  • boisterous
  • noisy
  • raucous
  • rowdy
  • unruly
Antonyms
  • calm
  • quiet
  • restrained
  • silent
  • introverted
  • meek
  • shy
Definition
difficult to control or handle; wildly boisterous
Example
The puppies were rambunctious when they played together.
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