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vociferous

adjective uk   /vəˈsɪf.ər.əs/ us    /-ɚ-/
Vociferous people express their opinions and complaints loudly and repeatedly in speech, and vociferous demands, etc. are made repeatedly and loudly: Local activist groups have become increasingly vociferous as the volume of traffic passing through the village has grown. A vociferous opponent of gay rights, he is well-known for his right-wing views.
vociferously
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
He protested vociferously, but to no avail.
Translations of “vociferous”
in Chinese (Traditional) 大聲疾呼的, 大聲叫喊的, 喧嚷的…
in Russian громогласный…
in Turkish bağırıp çağıran, yaygaracı, şamatacı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 大声疾呼的, 大声叫喊的, 喧嚷的…
in Polish głośny…
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