Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Noisy, as in demand or complaint; clamorous.

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Usage examples "obstreperous":

  1. Are you in charge of this obstreperous patient? - "The Gadfly", E. L. Voynich.
  2. He felt like grasping her up and shaking her as one might an obstreperous child. - "From the Valley of the Missing", Grace Miller White.
  3. I give the best dinners in London; the majority of his senior officers think I am on the verge of running away with them, and when they become too obstreperous, I allow them to kiss my- fingers. - "Men, Women and Guns", H. C. (Herman Cyril) McNeile.