rambunctious

Exam frequency

GRE

medium

Banks

medium

Civil Services

medium

Meaning(s)

noisy and full of energy

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rambunctious - rowdy

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Somebody ‘rambunctious’ is rowdy and very difficult to control. They typically exhibit behaviour that is excessively exuberant, but in a cheerful way. For that reason, the term is often used in relation to a boisterous child. While such behaviour may be good-natured, it tends to get on people’s nerves after a while.

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Synonyms unruly,disorderly
Antonyms meek

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  1. James is such a rambunctious little boy. He seems to never stop running around and getting into trouble!

  2. I have a number of rambunctious students in my class. They certainly keep me on my toes!

  3. Tom came into work exhausted this morning. He said he was kept up all night by the rambunctious crowd at the festival.

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