The gale did not abate; nothing but the boisterous sea and the overcast sky could I see about me.
It was followed by another, then a third—this last one boisterous.
Claudia was in her most boisterous spirits; Eugene, by one of the quick transitions of his nature, was hardly less elate.
They were gathered around in a boisterous circle, exclaiming and laughing.
Old Boisterous had brought one of this sort with him: the reading of it had already been determined on.
His boisterous restlessness was the first thing that struck strangers.
The pioneer camp was silent, no boisterous laughter there; Each step was still and careful, each word a whispered prayer.
There was rather a boisterous party in the car—two men and two women.
Just then a loud-voiced, boisterous woman came staggering into the room.
There was no boisterous clapping on the back, no jolly sparring or wrestling.
boisterous late 15c., unexplained alteration of M.E. boistous (c.1300) "rough, coarse (as of food), clumsy, violent," of unknown origin, perhaps from Anglo-Fr. bustous "rough (road)," which is perhaps from O.Fr. boisteos "curved, lame; uneven, rough" (Mod.Fr. boiteux), itself of obscure origin. Another guess traces it via Celtic to L. bestia. Used of persons from 1560s.