Rambunctious

Pronunciation: [ ram-buhngk-shuhs ]


Definition: adjective

difficult to control or handle; wildly boisterous

Origin: Mid 19th century


Etymology: probably altered (by influence of ram) from rumbustious


Usage:


Synonyms:

  • boisterous

  • noisy

  • raucous

  • rowdy

  • unruly

Antonyms:

  • calm

  • quiet

  • restrained

  • silent

  • introverted

  • meek

  • shy

Example:

The puppies were rambunctious when they played together.

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