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English adjective: strident

1. strident conspicuously and offensively loud; given to vehement outcry


SamplesBlatant radios.
A clamorous uproar.
Strident demands.
A vociferous mob.


Synonymsblatant, clamant, clamorous, vociferous


Similarnoisy


Antonymsquiet

2. strident of speech sounds produced by forcing air through a constricted passage (as `f', `s', `z', or `th' in both `thin' and `then')


Synonymscontinuant, fricative, sibilant, spirant


Similarsoft


Antonymshard

3. strident being sharply insistent on being heard


SamplesStrident demands.
Shrill criticism.


Synonymsshrill


Similarimperative


Antonymsbeseeching, imploring, pleading

4. strident unpleasantly loud and harsh


Synonymsraucous


Similarcacophonic, cacophonous


Antonymseuphonious, euphonous









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