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

Synonyms for vociferous

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Examples from the Web for vociferously

Contemporary Examples of vociferously

  • Schneerson vociferously opposed handing over any part of the biblical land of Israel to Palestinian control.

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    Cory Booker’s Rabbis

    Peter Beinart

    June 13, 2013

  • By "this", he meant "crtiticize law schools for their graduation rates", something he's been doing, vociferously, since 2011.

  • Then, after Hillary Clinton had conceded, Ted Kennedy vociferously spoke against her becoming Obama's running mate.

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    Breaking the Kennedy Bond

    Amy Siskind

    September 7, 2009

  • Perhaps it is just this threat which leads Cheney to so vociferously defend the CIA tactics.

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    The Torture Loophole

    John Sifton

    September 1, 2009

Historical Examples of vociferously

British Dictionary definitions for vociferously



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 vociferously



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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