boisterous ADJECTIVE 1) noisy, energetic, and cheerful. 2) literary (of weather or water) wild or stormy.
DERIVATIVES boisterously adverb boisterousness noun.
ORIGIN from earlier boistuous «rustic, coarse, boisterous», of unknown origin.

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