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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Boisterous  \Bois"ter*ous\,  a.  [OE.  boistous;  of  uncertain 
  origin;  cf  W.  bwyst  wild,  savage,  wildness,  ferocity, 
  bwystus  ferocious.] 
  1.  Rough  or  rude;  unbending;  unyielding;  strong;  powerful. 
  [Obs.]  ``Boisterous  sword.''  ``Boisterous  hand.''  --Shak. 
 
  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.  [R.] 
 
  The  heat  becomes  too  powerful  and  boisterous  for 
  them  --Woodward. 
 
  Syn:  Loud;  roaring;  violent;  stormy;  turbulent;  furious; 
  tumultuous;  noisy;  impetuous;  vehement. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  boisterous 
  adj  1:  noisy  and  lacking  in  restraint  or  discipline;  "a  boisterous 
  crowd";  "a  social  gathering  that  became  rambunctious 
  and  out  of  hand";  "a  robustious  group  of  teenagers"; 
  "beneath  the  rumbustious  surface  of  his  paintings  is 
  sympathy  for  the  vulnerability  of  ordinary  human 
  beings";  "an  unruly  class"  [syn:  {rambunctious},  {robustious}, 
  {rumbustious},  {unruly}] 
  2:  full  of  rough  and  exuberant  animal  spirits;  "boisterous 
  practical  jokes";  "knockabout  comedy"  [syn:  {knockabout}] 
  3:  violently  agitated  and  turbulent;  "boisterous  winds  and 
  waves";  "the  fierce  thunders  roar  me  their  music"-  Ezra 
  Pound;  "rough  weather";  "rough  seas"  [syn:  {fierce},  {rough}] 




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