vociferous

[voh-sif-er-uhs]

adjective

crying out noisily; clamorous.
characterized by or uttered with vociferation: a vociferous manner of expression.

Origin of vociferous

First recorded in 1605–15; vocifer(ant) + -ous
Related formsvo·cif·er·ous·ly, adverbvo·cif·er·ous·ness, nounun·vo·cif·er·ous, adjectiveun·vo·cif·er·ous·ly, adverbun·vo·cif·er·ous·ness, noun
Can be confusedveracious vociferous voracious

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vociferous

adjective

characterized by vehemence, clamour, or noisinessvociferous protests
making an outcry or loud noises; clamorousa vociferous mob
Derived Formsvociferously, adverbvociferousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for vociferous
adj.

1610s, from Latin vociferari "to shout, yell," from vox (genitive vocis) "voice" + root of ferre "to carry" (see infer). Related: Vociferating.

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