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Old 12-17-2002, 09:56 AM   #34
mike lee
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word of the day

vociferous

SYLLABICATION: vo·cif·er·ous

PRONUNCIATION: AUDIO: v-sfr-s     KEY

ADJECTIVE: Making, given to, or marked by noisy and vehement outcry.

OTHER FORMS: vo·cifer·ous·ly —ADVERB

vo·cifer·ous·ness —NOUN

SYNONYMS: vociferous, blatant, boisterous, strident, clamorous These adjectives mean conspicuously and usually offensively loud. Vociferous suggests a noisy outcry, as of vehement protest: vociferous complaints. Blatant connotes coarse or vulgar noisiness: "Up rose a blatant Radical" (Walter Bagehot). Boisterous implies unrestrained noise, tumult, and often rowdiness: boisterous youths. Strident stresses offensive harshness, shrillness, or discordance: a legislator with a strident voice. Something clamorous is both vociferous and sustained: a clamorous uproar.



Sorry Patrik — I just couldn't resist. (I must be a very bad man.) But I learned a new word today!

Last edited by mike lee : 12-17-2002 at 09:59 AM.
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