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boisterous adj
1 noisy and lacking in restraint or discipline; "a boisterous crowd"; "a social gathering that became rambunctious and out of hand"; "a robustious group of teenagers"; "beneath the rumbustious surface of his paintings is sympathy for the vulnerability of ordinary human beings"; "an unruly class" [syn: rambunctious, robustious, rumbustious, unruly]
2 full of rough and exuberant animal spirits; "boisterous practical jokes"; "knockabout comedy" [syn: knockabout]
3 violently agitated and turbulent; "boisterous winds and waves"; "the fierce thunders roar me their music"- Ezra Pound; "rough weather"; "rough seas" [syn: fierce, rough]

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  1. Full of energy; noisy.
  2. Characterized by violence and agitation; wild; stormy.
  3. Having or resembling animal exuberance.


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