Definition of Rambunctious

1. Adjective. Noisy and lacking in restraint or discipline. "An unruly class"

Exact synonyms: Boisterous, Robustious, Rumbustious, Unruly
Similar to: Disorderly
Derivative terms: Boisterousness, Unruliness



Definition of Rambunctious

1. Adjective. Energetic, noisy, boisterous and difficult to control. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rambunctious

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rambunctious

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rambler
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rambling
ramblingly
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rambotan
rambouillets
rambunctious (current term)
rambunctiously
rambunctiousness
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rambutans
ramcat
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ramdohrite
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rameal
rameauite

Literary usage of Rambunctious

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1. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"rambunctious. A ludicrous word signifying a combination of disorder and ferocity ... 1888 A large and rambunctious goat had taken up his abode in the cabin. ..."

2. A Word a Day, Grades 1-3 by Evan-Moor Educational Publishers, Susan Rose Simms, Sarita Chavez Silverman, Evan-Moor Corporation (2002)
"generous adjective A person who is willing to share with others is generous. rambunctious adjective When you act wild and noisy, you are being rambunctious. ..."

3. The American Language: An Inquiry Into the Development of English in the by Henry Louis Mencken (1921)
"... and it would be difficult to find an American of today who did not know the meaning of scalawag and rambunctious and who did not occasionally use them. ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"Whatever happens to me, it is quite unlikely that my rambunctious students will break down my doors, smoke my cigars, deposit dejecta in the corners of my ..."

5. The Life and Letters of Walter H. Page by Burton Jesse Hendrick, Woodrow Wilson (1922)
"In the first place, as you know, he is the most gentle of all the Cabinet, the last man to get on a "war-rampage," the least belligerent and rambunctious of ..."

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