V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. harshly loud, grating, and offensive; 2. loudly, strongly, or urgently expressed

Synonyms: harsh, grating, shrill, noisy, loud, vulgar, bold

Antonyms: respectful, quiet, reserved

Tips: Strident is derived from the Latin stridentem, which means "screech." Strident describes things that are loud, vocal, or screechy. The related noun stridency refers to the act of being loud or boisterous.

Usage Examples:

Whenever she drinks too much, her voice becomes strident and annoying. (grating, loud)

The strident committee member openly complained during the meeting. (loud, bold)

The politician's stridency on the controversial issue is likely to anger voters. (loud vocalization, boldness) noun

Her strident voice was not suited for the radio. (grating, shrill)

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