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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 bois·ter·ous /ˈbɔɪst(ə)rəs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bois·ter·ous a.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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]