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strident

adjective (LOUD)    /ˈstraɪ.dənt/
describes a sound that is loud , unpleasant , and rough : People are put off by his strident voice .Noise and noisy stridency     /-dən.si/ noun [U] As the situation becomes more desperate , there is a growing stridency in the appeals for aid .Power and intensityEnergy, force and powerNoise and noisy stridently     /-li/ adverb She has always stridently denied the accusations against her. He is stridently opposed to abortion .Strong-willed
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