Definition of strident in English:


Line breaks: stri|dent
Pronunciation: /ˈstrʌɪd(ə)nt


  • 2Presenting a point of view, especially a controversial one, in an excessively forceful way: public pronouncements on the crisis became less strident
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    • He likes to hold the floor and has strident views on just about everything.
    • Such strident views worry me, but I leave the politics of England to those here.
    • The duo have a lot in common and a fresh face fronting the most successful airline in Europe would present a less strident visage to the EU and the general public.



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  • Yet I must confess to feeling a little jaded with the constant stridency and intellectual conceit of many of the contributions published, however much I agreed with the sentiment.
  • Given its stridency of tone, it would be disingenuous to claim that it merely represented a divergent view; it is anything but dispassionately presented.
  • Their stridency resulted in the general ‘outing’ of the worst kind of communal prejudices from even the respectable middle class.


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  • And at a time when a human-centred worldview is at the lowest-ever ebb, banging the drum for human subjectivity should be done as loudly and as stridently as possible.
  • Noticeably absent from this debate are the voices of the Indian ‘liberal left’ and human rights watchers that preach so stridently at any other available forum.
  • I think that I raised my eyebrows slightly, and he seemed to notice this and nodded and pointed even more stridently, with a gloating, faintly contemptuous look on his face.


mid 17th century: from Latin strident- 'creaking', from the verb stridere.

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