obstreperous obstreperous  /əb ˈstrɛ pə rəs/


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


  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.


  • 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


  • 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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