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  • s  obstreperous

  • French President Jacques Chirac in particular is now under pressure to give his stroppy voters their say, and they may well say non.
  • But the reality is that we can be as stroppy and petulant as the best of them.
  • I watched him handle schoolkids, stroppy doctors and nurses at a hospital, a big audience of health workers at a town meeting, a thousand-person rally.

  • Gurinder Chadha in Glasgow Daily Record
    Movie director Chadha says: "We have a wonderful character that anyone who is a stroppy teenager, or has ever been a stroppy teenager, will completely relate to and understand how parents, teachers and in fact the world conspires against you just as...
  • Attila the Hun in Shoreham Today
    As one loud, colourful, stroppy, poetically barbed, politically outspoken and hard-drinking Sussex wordsmith, I identify a great deal with Belloc,said Shoreham-based Attila. "In fact, it was Belloc who first inspired me to write poetry and...

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