AskDefine | Define robustious

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robustious adj : 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: boisterous, rambunctious, rumbustious, unruly]

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Adjective

robustious
  1. boisterous

Quotations

  • 1602 : Hamlet by William Shakespeare, act 3 scene 2
    O, it offends me to the soul to hear a robustious periwig-pated fellow tear a passion to tatters, to very rags, to split the ears of the groundlings, who for the most part are capable of nothing but inexplicable dumb-shows and noise.
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