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clamorous

[klam-er-uh s] /ˈklæm ər əs/
adjective
1.
full of, marked by, or of the nature of clamor.
2.
vigorous in demands or complaints.
Origin of clamorous
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English. See clamor1, -ous
Related forms
clamorously, adverb
clamorousness, noun
nonclamorous, adjective
nonclamorously, adverb
unclamorous, adjective
unclamorously, adverb
unclamorousness, noun
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Examples from the Web for clamorous
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  • They were not clamorous, but sweet, and they drowned her will, and drew her to themselves.

    Tiverton Tales Alice Brown
  • There was a clamorous crowd about the door––pushing, scuffling, shouting.

    Billy Topsail & Company

    Norman Duncan
  • To him ran Orpheus, in clamorous anxiety to undo the evil he had wrought.

    A Book of Myths Jean Lang
  • At such a moment then, called our ladies-legatees, clamorous for hush-money.

    Heart

    Martin Farquhar Tupper
  • Amidst a peal of tongues, this clamorous procession retired.

  • It must, however, be allowed that they are not importunate, nor clamorous.

  • Bertha's transition from grief to joy was so clamorous that no one could answer.

    Fairy Fingers Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie
  • All his nascent intellectual powers were alive and clamorous.

    Robert Elsmere Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • But it is not the noisy, clamorous, obtrusive life of the city.

    The Heart of Nature Francis Younghusband
  • But the largest crowd prefers, just now, not to do anything so clamorous.

Word Origin and History for clamorous
adj.

c.1400, from Middle French clamoreux or directly from Medieval Latin clamorosus, from Latin clamor "a shout" (see clamor (n.)). Related: Clamorously; clamorousness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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