What does the word obstreperous mean?

Usage examples for obstreperous

  1. Are you in charge of this obstreperous patient? – The Gadfly by 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 by 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 by H. C. (Herman Cyril) McNeile