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Obstréperous. adj. [obstreperus, Lat.] Loud; clamorous; noisy; turbulent; vociferous.

These obstreperous scepticks are the bane of divinity, who are so full of the spirit of contradiction, that they raise daily new disputes. Howel's Vocal Forest.

These obstreperous villains shout, and know not for what they make a noise.. Dryden.

The players do not only connive at his obstreperous approbation, but repair at their own cost whatever damages he makes. Addison's Spectator, № 235.

Sources: Addison, Joseph (408) · Dryden, John (788) · Howell, James (14) · Spectator (140)

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