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obstreperousness

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Diogenes finally convalesced to his former state of ruggedness and obstreperousness.

The visitor from across the Atlantic is surprised at the obstreperousness of the more vigorous members of the family.

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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