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  • Full of energy; noisy.
  • Characterized by violence and agitation; wild; stormy.
  • Having or resembling animal exuberance.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



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.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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