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Origin of obstreperous
OTHER WORDS FROM obstreperousob·strep·er·ous·ly, adverbob·strep·er·ous·ness, ob·strep·e·ros·i·ty [uhb-strep-uh-ros-i-tee], /əbˌstrɛp əˈrɒs ɪ ti/, noun
Words nearby obstreperous
Example sentences from the Web for obstreperous
Yeah, they may have been extreme or obstreperous or this or that, but they were good.
Lots of things got in the way of that, notably the lousy economy, and secondly the obstreperous Republicans.Michael Tomasky on How Liberals Need to Hold Their Anti-Obama Fire|Michael Tomasky|November 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In time the obstreperous Texicans developed revolutionary ideas.Paul Begala: Ted Cruz and Texas’s Tea Party Revolution|Paul Begala|August 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Even the messiest, most obstreperous books are reduced to a litany of bullet points, or a single bullet point.Ken Kesey’s Wars: “One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest” at 50|Nathaniel Rich|July 26, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He liked to drink, colleagues say, and would occasionally get obstreperous.
Their obstreperous loyalty might seem inconsistent with this unideal character, but it is only seeming.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
Captain Downs kicked at this obstreperous sailor, and at the same time fanned a blow at his head with open palm.Blow The Man Down|Holman Day
The chances that he would become obstreperous and provoke a general row or not were about even.Aletta|Bertram Mitford
Mrs. Caukins started up stairs whence came sounds of an obstreperous bootjack.Flamsted quarries|Mary E. Waller
A new set of stratagems was vainly tried to quiet my obstreperous inviter; and then mamma, as usual, gave up the point.Discipline|Mary Brunton