obstreperous :

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uhb stre puh ruhs

  • s  noisily and stubbornly defiant
    obstreperous boys
  • s  boisterously and noisily aggressive
    kept up an obstreperous clamor

  • Church officials have been evasive if not obstreperous in clarifying the precise timelines for the transition from Wright to Moss.
  • So on Radiohead's new album, Hail to the Thief, Yorke finally reached the inevitable conclusion that the only original and obstreperous thing left was to stop trying so hard to be .
  • Which is what happens to any man, woman or child who comes within earshot of Robert Larimore Riggs, the most notorious, obstreperous and, a good many women would say, obnoxious .
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  • 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.
    Aug. 23, 2013 - New York Times

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