Definition of rambunctious in English:


Line breaks: ram|bunc¦tious
Pronunciation: /ramˈbʌŋ(k)ʃəs


informal , chiefly North American
  • Uncontrollably exuberant; boisterous: a rambunctious tyke
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    • Victoria Gottis is a divorced single mom raising three rambunctious little teens.
    • Most of the kids at the school were rowdy and rambunctious, but they knew not to mess with the principal.
    • It turned out we had a lot in common; we were loud, unpredictable and very rambunctious.



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  • The intent to make the already rambunctiously witty play even more so is laudable, as is the casting of new Edmonton talent.
  • Beagles are inclined to play rambunctiously and their spiritedness may lead to accidental injuries to their playmates.
  • All around me students played happily, rambunctiously.


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  • He flirted with her while the lioness reduced his rambunctiousness to docility.
  • He's combined the influence of rural rambunctiousness with big-city musicianship and devised a contemporary rendering of old-fashioned country tunes.
  • The controlled chaos of opener ‘We Are Rolling’ sets a tone of harsh, buzzing rambunctiousness, taken down a few notches for some eerie groovers here and there.


mid 19th century: of unknown origin.

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