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obstreperous

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Etymology

First attested circa 17th century, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] obstreperus "clamorous, noisy," from obstrepere, "to make a noise against, oppose noisily," from ob-, "against" + strepere, "to noise."

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obstreperous

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  1. Attended by, or making, a loud and tumultuous noise; boisterous.
    The obstreperous mirth swiftly turned into yells of dismay.
  2. Noisily and stubbornly defiant.

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