boisterous

Boisterous is a word used to describe someone spirited, loud, and slightly out of control — like someone with a spring in their step and a song in their heart singing to strangers on the street.

Boisterous means "loud, clamorous, and unrestrained." Think of children on a playground or a popular restaurant or a litter of puppies as boisterous. This word, which comes from Middle English, can also refer to very intense storms. You could call a hurricane boisterous, but you will most likely hear this word used to describe people.

DEFINITIONS OF: boisterous

1

adj full of rough and exuberant animal spirits

boisterous practical jokes”
Synonyms:
knockabout
spirited
displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness

adj noisy and lacking in restraint or discipline

“a boisterous crowd”
Synonyms:
rambunctious, robustious, rumbustious, unruly
disorderly
undisciplined and unruly

adj violently agitated and turbulent

boisterous winds and waves”
Synonyms:
fierce, rough
stormy
(especially of weather) affected or characterized by storms or commotion
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