1. Rough or rude; unbending; unyielding; strong; powerful. [Obs.] “Boisterous sword.” “Boisterous hand.”
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.
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,
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]