- obstreperous (adj.)
- 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 (compare Latin stertare "to snore," Old Norse þrapt "chattering," Old English þræft "quarrel"). Related: Obstreperously; obstreperousness.
- 1. You know I have no intention of being awkward and obstreperous.
- 2. He becomes obstreperous when he's had a few drinks.
- 3. Giles Gosling himself was somewhat scandalized at the obstreperous nature of their mirth.
- 4. In the class that day was an obstreperous man who was creating turmoil.
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