difficult to control or handle; wildly boisterous: a rambunctious child.
turbulently active and noisy: a social gathering that became rambunctious and out of hand.
- ram·bunc·tious·ly, adverb
- ram·bunc·tious·ness, noun
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How to use rambunctious in a sentence
The teachers were going to teach a group of rambunctious and easily bored fourth-graders online while simultaneously teaching the same in the classroom.Distance learning was a disaster. So I decided to teach my daughter myself. | Tracey Lewis-Giggetts | November 19, 2020 | Washington Post
At the same time, we live in a state of tremendous denial about the rambunctiousness of our recent lineage.
British Dictionary definitions for rambunctious
informal boisterous; unruly
- rambunctiously, adverb
- rambunctiousness, noun
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