Adjective "Boisterous" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Noisy, energetic, and cheerful.
  1. 'Fortunately the giggles from the Thai ladies and boisterous laughs from the lads who were nearby painted a different picture.'
  2. 'This might keep them out of the cinema where their boisterous behaviour has put people off going there.'
  3. 'She also looks after her granddaughter, Abby, who is three years old, loud, boisterous and basically a handful.'
  4. 'The crowd slumbered and even the usually boisterous Carib Beer girls gave up trying to get the spectators enthused.'
  5. 'He was surrounded by noisy and boisterous children as he sat motionless on his throne.'
  6. 'The defensive players were boisterous and energetic and were taking it to the offense.'
  7. 'Nicola turned around and saw the boisterous girl who had sat next to her.'
  8. 'We weren't drunk, but decided to be loud and boisterous, living behind our facades.'
  9. 'He is boisterous and lively like any other little boy his age.'
  10. 'Jack, an affectionate, boisterous lad, lives in another world.'
  11. 'the boisterous wind was lulled'
  12. 'Her entire crew of sixteen men, after several hours in open boats on a boisterous sea, succeeded in getting ashore.'
  13. 'Passing the stone outcropping, a solitary monolith holding sway against the boisterous sea, a pod of dolphins cavorted on the waves, adding their own sonorous clicks and whistles to the voices of the airborne choir.'


1. rough and noisy; noisily jolly or rowdy; clamorous; unrestrained: the sound of boisterous laughter.

2. (of waves, weather, wind, etc.) rough and stormy.

3. Obsolete. rough and massive.

More examples(as adjective)

"crowds can be boisterous after delays."

"people can be boisterous as fines."

"rallies can be boisterous."

"crowds can be boisterous."

"people can be boisterous."

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Late Middle English (in the sense ‘rough, stiff’): variant of earlier boistuous ‘rustic, coarse, boisterous’, of unknown origin.