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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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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


  1. characterized by vehemence, clamour, or noisinessvociferous protests
  2. 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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