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vociferous

[ voh-sif-er-uhs ]
/ voʊˈsɪf ər əs /
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adjective
crying out noisily; clamorous.
characterized by or uttered with noisy or vehement outcry: vociferous protests.
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Origin of vociferous

First recorded in 1605–15; vocifer(ant) + -ous

OTHER WORDS FROM vociferous

vo·cif·er·ous·ly, adverbvo·cif·er·ous·ness, nounun·vo·cif·er·ous, adjectiveun·vo·cif·er·ous·ness, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH vociferous

veracious, vociferous , voracious
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British Dictionary definitions for vociferous

vociferous
/ (vəʊˈsɪfərəs) /

adjective
characterized by vehemence, clamour, or noisinessvociferous protests
making an outcry or loud noises; clamorousa vociferous mob

Derived forms of vociferous

vociferously, adverbvociferousness, noun
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