obstreperous obstreperous  /əb ˈstrɛ pə rəs/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) noisily and stubbornly defiant
  2. (adj) boisterously and noisily aggressive

Usage(s):

  1. Church officials have been evasive if not obstreperous in clarifying the precise timelines for the transition from Wright to Moss.
  2. It's not that these New Yorkers are incapable--they're just obstreperous, which makes the arrival of their first great rock album such a shock.
  3. An IRF team, Saar explains, is a five-person unit responsible for subduing an obstreperous detainee.

News

  • The Ugly American Telegram

    The conviction that removing obstreperous foreign leaders facilitates Washington's ability to steer events remains the most persistent -- and dangerous -- of illusions.
    on August 23, 2013     Source: New York Times

Quotes

  • Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., said that as a House member he was put off years ago by Stevens' "obstreperous, if not outrageous" behavior during a Republican retreat.
    on Nov 21, 2008 By: Pat Roberts Source: guardian.co.uk

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