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Word of the Day – Obstreperous

By October 11, 2016Word of the Day

Obstreperous (adj)


Noisy and difficult to control.

From the late 16th century obstreperous comes from the latin obstreperus: To make a noise; resisting control or restraint in a difficult manner; unruly.

Example sentences

“I cannot cope with him any more, he’s rude, obstreperous and violent.”

“Most male penguins are known for being obstreperous, territorial squawkers.”

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