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boisterous

adjective

1 boisterous

Noisy and lacking in restraint or discipline:
— A boisterous crowd.

synonyms: rambunctious, robustious, rumbustious, unruly.

Roget 684: hasty, hurried, brusque; scrambling, cursory, precipitate, headlong, furious, boisterous, impetuous, hotheaded; feverish, fussy; pushing.    ... show more

Roget 349: blowing etc. v.; windy, flatulent; breezy, gusty, squally; stormy, tempestuous, blustering; boisterous etc. (violent) ... show more



2 boisterous

Full of rough and exuberant animal spirits:
— Boisterous practical jokes.

synonym: knockabout.

3 boisterous

Violently agitated and turbulent:
— Boisterous winds and waves.

synonyms: fierce, rough.

Roget 825: excitable, easily excited, in an excitable state; high-strung; irritable etc. (irascible) 901; impatient, intolerant.    feverish, febrile, hysterical; delirious, ... show more

Roget 173: violent, vehement; warm; acute, sharp; rough, rude, ungentle, bluff, boisterous, wild; brusque, abrupt, ... show more


Moby thesaurus: blaring, blatant, blatting, blustering, blusterous, blustery, brassy, brawling, brazen, bullying, clamant, clamorous, clamoursome, clanging, clangorous, clattery, disorderly, exuberant, harum-scarum, hectoring ... show more.

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