Antonyms for obstreperously

Grammar : Adv
Spell : uhb-strep-er-uhs
Phonetic Transcription : əbˈstrɛp ər əs

Definition of obstreperously

Origin :
  • c.1600, from Latin obstreperus "clamorous," from obstrepere "drown with noise, make a noise against, oppose noisily," from ob "against" (see ob-) + strepere "make a noise," from PIE *strep-, said to be imitative (cf. Latin stertare "to snore," Old Norse þrapt "chattering," Old English þræft "quarrel"). Related: Obstreperously; obstreperousness.
  • As in loudly : adv audibly
Example sentences :
  • He was never openly and obstreperously disobedient like little Fay.
  • Extract from : « Jan and Her Job » by L. Allen Harker
  • Saville was, I thought, the most obstreperously gay of all three.
  • Extract from : « Recollections of a Policeman » by William Russell (aka Thomas Waters)
  • The dogs received them obstreperously, and the kid from its corner bleated faintly.
  • Extract from : « The Master-Knot of Human Fate » by Ellis Meredith
  • He was in his way a very determined person, not obstreperously so, but quietly and under the surface.
  • Extract from : « The Financier » by Theodore Dreiser
  • Only keep spurting and spitting about obstreperously, and the most stiff ears must at length be converted.
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 58, No. 359, September 1845 » by Various
  • They were timidly conservative at the age at which every healthy human being ought to be obstreperously revolutionary.
  • Extract from : « Getting Married » by George Bernard Shaw
  • She now lies on the footstool between my feet, purring most obstreperously.
  • Extract from : « The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 108, October, 1866 » by Various
  • In one apartment was an obstreperously noisy society of parrots and macaws, most gorgeous and diversified of hue.
  • Extract from : « Passages From the English Notebooks, Volume 1 » by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • I think thats what is so comfortable in you, Aunt Polly, that youre not obstreperously good.
  • Extract from : « Mrs. Craddock » by W. Somerset Maugham
  • Lucy in her stage box laughed so obstreperously that Caroline Hequet silenced her with a tap of her fan.
  • Extract from : « Nana, The Miller's Daughter, Captain Burle, Death of Olivier Becaille » by Emile Zola

Synonyms for obstreperously

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