Word of the Day

Obstreperous

Obstreperous

Definition:

1. noisy and difficult to control

2. stubbornly resistant to control; unruly

3. boisterous, aggressive, defiant

If you say that someone is obstreperous, you think that they are noisy and difficult to control.

– Collins Dictionary

Part of Speech (POS)

adjective

Below are a few examples of how to use the word correctly in a sentence:

• The disgruntled employee obstreperously argued with his supervisor. (Simple Sentence).

• Jane is pugnacious and her daughter is obstreperous. (Compound Sentence).

• The obstreperousness displayed by the crowd caused the Congressman to abruptly walk out of the townhall meeting. (Simple Sentence).

• When my wife doesn’t take her medication she becomes obstreperous. (Simple Sentence)

• When you are at the movies, you should be silent and peaceful not obstreperous. (Complex Sentence).

• The obstreperous defendant grew angry because his lawyer didn’t defend him or console him during the trial. (Compound-Complex Sentence).

Other word forms of obstreperous

1. obstreperously = adverb

2. obstreperousness = noun

Directions:

1. On a sheet of paper, write three compound  sentences using the word obstreperous.

2. On that same sheet of paper, write one compound sentence using one of the other word forms of obstreperous.

3. After you have completed this assignment, please type your written sentences in the  Leave a Reply/ Leave a Comment section below (keep scrolling down).

4. Please review The 4 Types of Sentences workshop in our Basic Rules of Grammar category.

In the comment section below, a member of our teaching staff will provide helpful feedback on the sentences you provide. If you have any questions related to this workshop, please feel free to post them below.

Writing Tip: Use the word during a conversation today. The more you familiarize yourself with this word by consistently incorporating it in your vocabulary and writing, the easier it will be to remember the word. Figuratively speaking; you’ll own the word.

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