Boisterous

Definition of Boisterous

Bois´ter`ous
a.1.Rough or rude; unbending; unyielding; strong; powerful.
2.Exhibiting tumultuous violence and fury; acting with noisy turbulence; violent; rough; stormy.
The waters swell before a boisterous storm.
- Shak.
The brute and boisterous force of violent men.
- Milton.
3.Noisy; rough; turbulent; as, boisterous mirth; boisterous behavior.
I like not that loud, boisterous man.
- Addison.
4.Vehement; excessive.
The heat becomes too powerful and boisterous for them.
- Woodward.

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