from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Boisterous and disorderly.
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- adj. Energetic, noisy, boisterous and difficult to control.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as rambustious.
- Violent but satisfactory; goluptious. Also rambunkshus.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. noisy and lacking in restraint or discipline
But some see a system of harried parents, school officials and general practitioners too ready to label rambunctious young males.
While descriptions like "rabble-rousing" and "rambunctious" - which suggest disorder and rebellion - are shunned by these two individuals, words like "fiery" and
I'm speaking as a person who loved to call rambunctious children and ridiculous pets
He is an enthusiast with a kind of rambunctious, goofy charm.
But if you're a worried mom and your kids are kind of rambunctious ...
Toni Richardson, the former Connecticut commissioner for mental retardation, who worked at Southbury during the 1970s, recalls that in those days restraints were still used on children who were considered "rambunctious": the strips of cloth used to tie them to chairs or door handles were called "belly bands"; there was also something that "looked like a straitjacket, except that it was made of cotton."
Mr. Lowry was "rambunctious" and "always dirty and sweaty," more contrarian than troublemaker: When everyone was going on about Star Wars, he didn't join the herd.
If you start describing everything as "rambunctious" or "celestial", you end up with sentences like meals in expensive ethnic restaurants - all flavoursome sharing plates and no bloody chips.
Described as 'rambunctious' by age five and leveled out at 'loquacious' by twenty-one.
On tap for evening festivities _ which Obama described as "rambunctious" to East Room guests _ was green sparkling wine from a California vineyard.