obstreperously

[ uhb-strep-er-uhs ]SEE DEFINITION OF obstreperously
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He was never openly and obstreperously disobedient like little Fay.

Saville was, I thought, the most obstreperously gay of all three.

The dogs received them obstreperously, and the kid from its corner bleated faintly.

He was in his way a very determined person, not obstreperously so, but quietly and under the surface.

Only keep spurting and spitting about obstreperously, and the most stiff ears must at length be converted.

They were timidly conservative at the age at which every healthy human being ought to be obstreperously revolutionary.

She now lies on the footstool between my feet, purring most obstreperously.

In one apartment was an obstreperously noisy society of parrots and macaws, most gorgeous and diversified of hue.

I think thats what is so comfortable in you, Aunt Polly, that youre not obstreperously good.

Lucy in her stage box laughed so obstreperously that Caroline Hequet silenced her with a tap of her fan.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, from Latin obstreperus "clamorous," from obstrepere "drown with noise, make a noise against, oppose noisily," from ob "against" (see ob-) + strepere "make a noise," from PIE *strep-, said to be imitative (cf. Latin stertare "to snore," Old Norse þrapt "chattering," Old English þræft "quarrel"). Related: Obstreperously; obstreperousness.

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