Definition of vociferous in English:



  • Expressing or characterized by vehement opinions; loud and forceful.

    ‘he was a vociferous opponent of the takeover’
    • ‘Against this background, the brave calls of a vociferous few to sue the company and its directors ring hollow.’
    • ‘After World War II, the Canadian Indians became more vociferous in demanding a restoration of their rights.’
    • ‘Those who call themselves left wing are among the most vociferous opponents of change today.’
    • ‘No one was more vociferous in condemning it than Mr Walker.’
    • ‘Now the Attorney came out and he was vociferous in his criticism of that decision.’
    • ‘There are increasingly vociferous complaints from agencies that child protection is worse then ever.’
    • ‘The closure programme was pushed though against vociferous and sometimes frightening opposition.’
    • ‘Further jeers, it seemed, were never far from the lips of the more vociferous elements in this splendid stadium.’
    • ‘Joe Leonard has been vociferous in his demands that Lissadell House be preserved.’
    • ‘He was a vociferous supporter of the miners in the 70's, and was a lifelong Labor supporter.’
    • ‘But it's a difficult place to play in because the crowd are more vociferous than they are anywhere else.’
    • ‘In an article for Scotland on Sunday today, Galbraith issues his most vociferous criticism of the policy yet.’
    • ‘More vociferous opponents of the ID card may wish to sign this pledge also’
    • ‘People could object to anybody on moral grounds - I'm sure that some of the more vociferous nations might want to object to us!’
    • ‘But Cork, driven on by a vociferous home crowd, finished well with a Paul Tierney point.’
    • ‘However, despite vociferous appeals from the striker and the home crowd, referee Ian Brines waved play on.’
    • ‘Many of those who are most vociferous on the matter have been the custodians of the town's infrastructure for years.’
    • ‘The most vociferous condemnation of player behaviour in recent years has come from the media.’
    • ‘Kiwi Greg Turner, one of the most vociferous opponents of the ticketing policy, has had a busy few days one way and another.’
    • ‘However, Mr Moor said a vociferous minority were spreading misinformation about the genuine risks of mobile phone masts.’
    vehement, outspoken, vocal, forthright, plain-spoken, frank, candid, open, uninhibited, direct, earnest, eager, enthusiastic, full-throated, vigorous, insistent, emphatic, demanding
    clamorous, strident, loud, loud-mouthed, raucous, noisy, rowdy
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