boisterousness boisterousness

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a turbulent and stormy state of the sea
  2. (n) the property of being noisy and lively and unrestrained

Usage(s):

  1. He sought to obscure his lack of assurance by boisterousness, and his sense of latent inadequacy by occasional bullying.
  2. The chorus boys' codpieces are ample, but they scarcely camouflage the empty boisterousness of both dance and bawdry.

News

  • Andre Miller's Quiet Brilliance: Why Denver Nuggets Guard Is Among the Best

    With all of the fanfare and boisterousness of a church mouse, Andre Miller has quietly put together perhaps the most impressive under-the-radar career in NBA history. It’s time someone let the church mouse ring the church bells for once.     All-Time Assists Leaders With the retirement of Jason Kidd, only two of the NBA’s top 10 all-time assists leaders are currently active. One is Steve Nash ...
    on June 25, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

Quotes

  • "There is a kernel of truth in that [argument], but it shouldn't be puffed up into a bag of popcorn," says Dr. Coontz. "Parents are becoming much more tolerant of a certain amount of talking back and boisterousness. But I wouldn't want to...
    on Mar 17, 2004 By: Stephanie Coontz Source: Christian Science Monitor

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