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Instead of being strident or prescriptive or obvious, Scenes declines hand-holding duties as the audience processes its discomfort.

From Time

Star players have grown more strident in dictating their situations, and in some cases teams have stumbled in response.

The opposition to this has been particularly strident from the British pub sector, which is in the midst of a slow return to normal operations.

From Quartz

I think what she doesn’t seem to understand is that all of this strident waving around of guns doesn’t make the people around you feel safe about the idea of you being heavily armed in their presence.

I appreciated Ari’ strident voice and his willingness to speak up for others.

Then the beat kicks in, followed shortly thereafter by strident vocals.

But for whatever reason, his postings about Islam became increasingly strident.

Wolf also has campaigned as a strident opponent of Obamacare and touted his medical expertise in doing so.

As Schaeffer grew more strident and political, his son was his right-hand man.

Phyllis is a short, stocky, enraged-seeming woman with a high, strident voice and piercing stare.

A strident voice drowned the scandal, and an admiring group ceased smoking and listened spellbound to a characteristic anecdote.

At Healys, under the strident elevated station, a few guests were entering the blazing dining-rooms, laughing and expectant.

There was something strident in her voice, as if she pleaded for strength to break the web of years.

His wife had naturally a strident one, but she essayed to follow him in the matter of voice, as in all other things.

Her thoughts were cut off suddenly by a strident voice in Houston's ear.


On this page you'll find 70 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to strident, such as: blatant, jarring, loud, raucous, vociferous, and boisterous.

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