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strident

adjective (FORCEFUL)    /ˈstraɪ.dənt/
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 .Strong-willed 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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