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Definition excessively noisy and unrestrained
  • It is a boisterous crowd, but there is more than enough security.
boisterous = excessively noisy and unrestrained
  • But now a knocking at the door was heard, and such a rush immediately ensued that she with laughing face and plundered dress was borne towards it the centre of a flushed and boisterous group, just in time to greet the father, who came home attended by a man laden with Christmas toys and presents.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Christmas Carol
  • boisterous = noisy and unrestrained
  • The one thing I did, though, I was careful ... not to get boisterous or anything.
    J.D. Salinger  --  The Catcher in the Rye
  • boisterous = excessively noisy and unrestrained
  • School was recently over for the summer, and the feeling of liberty sat uneasily on most of them; they tended to gather together quietly for a while before they broke into boisterous play, and their talk was still of the classroom and the teacher, of books and reprimands.
    Shirley Jackson  --  The Lottery
  • boisterous = noisy and unrestrained
  • Bronty's "foal" was now a boisterous yearling who in public was treated by Pilgrim with a kind of lofty disdain.
    Nicholas Evans  --  The Horse Whisperer
  • Peeves seemed to be bouncing along the corridor in boisterous good spirits, laughing his head off.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • We crossed the square where Leon heroically nursed his wife, and then raised his boisterous children with a devotion that amazed us all.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • He was kind to her also in his bluff, boisterous fashion, and on the whole they seemed to be a happy couple.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • He was loud and boisterous, always laughing and singing, and never able to work consecutively at anything.
    W. E. B. Du Bois  --  The Souls of Black Folk
  • And the townspeople paraded the brilliantly lighted streets in boisterous groups, laughing and singing.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • The boisterous wind is hushed.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • Quentin and I did most of the talking, boisterously proclaiming how difficult the calculations were and describing how our rockets flew.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • George was boisterous where I was sedate, outgoing where I was shy, chunky and square-cut where I was long and angular.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • "And men descend into holes," interrupted Cap, laughing in his boisterous way, while Pathfinder chimed in, in his peculiar manner.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pathfinder
  • Pete had resembled Mike: big, at six foot four; boisterous, handsome with a white-toothed smile; full of life.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • 'tis lucky thou hast seen the sight; The boisterous guests approach that were invited.
    Goethe (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)  --  Faust
  • Other than the boisterous revolutionaries who had invaded our lives in Corpus Christi, most of the Iranians I knew were cultured and polite.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • Even under the glow of his wine he was never boisterous, though he found the stuff like a magician's wand for wonder-building.
    Willa Cather  --  Paul's Case
  • The three brothers followed him, boisterous from the open air and their recent doings, so that now the clan was complete.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • Nothing like the boisterous, giggling behavior I expect from them.
    Alice Walker  --  The Color Purple

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