- resisting control or restraint in a difficult manner; unruly;
- noisy and difficult to control;
- stubbornly defiant; disobedient; resistant to authority or control, whether in a noisy manner or not;
- attended by, or making, a loud and tumultuous noise; boisterous;
use : First know use 1590-1600.
origin : Latin obstreperus clamorous, akin to obstrepere to make a noise at ( ob- ob- + strepere to rattle).
- The crowd seated in the bleachers – it was a full house – was incessantly loud and obstreperous.
- It is all the more unhappy because we see what gentleness, what tact and professionalism he has to bring to the job of minicab driving: dealing with all sorts of obstreperous and difficult customers.
- Yeah, they may have been extreme or obstreperous or this or that, but they were good.
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