Weird Words: Obstreperous

by on Apr.11, 2011, under Entertainment, Weird Words, Writing

Obstreperous

Adjective

  • Attended by, or making, a loud and tumultuous noise; boisterous.

  • Noisily and stubbornly defiant.

Used in a sentence:

  • The cat couldn’t help but be obstreperous when presented with everything but the mouse she had fairly caught for her own gastronomical enjoyment.

Derived terms

  • obstreperously
  • obstreperousness
  • stroppy

SourceWikitionary and Phailhaüs

Commentary:

This is an awesome word if only because it is so hard to say which seems to work well in its meaning as well. A word for nosily stubborn that is hard to say. This is also another word that I will never be able to spell and since my spell checker will never be able to guess what I am trying to say. I need smarter spell checkers.

 

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