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strident

adjective uk   /ˈstraɪ.dənt/ us  

strident adjective (LOUD)

describes a sound that is loud, unpleasant, and rough: People are put off by his strident voice.

strident adjective (FORCEFUL)

expressing or expressed in forceful language that does not try to avoid upsetting other people: a strident newspaper article They are becoming increasingly strident in their criticism of government economic policy.
stridency
noun [U] uk   /-dən.si/ us  
As the situation becomes more desperate, there is a growing stridency in the appeals for aid.
stridently
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
She has always stridently denied the accusations against her. He is stridently opposed to abortion.
(Definition of strident from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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