Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Obstreperousness & The Conservative Belief That Truth Hinges On Which Team Shouts Loudest

obstreperous (adj.) Look up obstreperous at
c. 1600, from Latin obstreperus "clamorous," from obstrepere "drown with noise, make a noise against, oppose noisily," from ob "against" (see ob-) +strepere "make a noise," from PIE *strep-, said to be imitative (compare Latin stertare "to snore," Old Norse þrapt "chattering," Old English þræft"quarrel"). Related: Obstreperouslyobstreperousness.

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