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boisterous

adjective

Definition: 1. exuberantly and spiritedly rowdy and raucous; 2. rough, wild, tumultuous, and stormy

Synonyms: rowdy, raucous, noisy, spirited, rough, tumultuous, stormy, turbulent

Antonyms: calm, placid, quiet

Tips: Boisterous can describe people, behavior, or something in nature such as the sea or weather. When boisterous is used to describe people and their actions, it often connotes cheerful and upbeat, if somewhat unruly, behavior.

Usage Examples:

The boisterous young men were known for their parties and their enthusiasm. (rowdy, rambunctious)

The ship set sail on the boisterous sea, with the captain hoping that the waves and wind would not last long. (turbulent, stormy, rough)

The boys' boisterous play usually resulted in at least a couple bumps and bruises. (rowdy, rough)

Her boisterous approach to life caused her to give one-hundred-and-ten percent to everything she attempted. (spirited)


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