Obstreperous



[uh b-strep-er-uh s] /əbˈstrɛp ər əs/

adjective
1.
resisting control or restraint in a difficult manner; unruly.
2.
noisy, clamorous, or boisterous:
obstreperous children.
/əbˈstrɛpərəs/
adjective
1.
noisy or rough, esp in resisting restraint or control
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 (cf. Latin stertare “to snore,” Old Norse þrapt “chattering,” Old English þræft “quarrel”). Related: Obstreperously; obstreperousness.

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