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Definition of "boisterous" []

  • Rough and stormy; violent. (adjective)
  • Loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline. See Synonyms at vociferous. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "boisterous" in a sentence
  • "'A brawler, 'or, as Delitzsch renders it,' boisterous '-- look into a liquor-store if you want to verify that, or listen to a drunken party coming back from an excursion and making night hideous with their bellowings, or go to any police court on a Monday morning."
  • "But Purim is most obviously characterized by a boisterous feast se'udah during which participants dress in costumes and drink to excess."
  • ""Sharpton was a pretty big draw," says Washington schools chancellor Michelle Rhee, recalling the boisterous crowd at Cardozo."