Definition of 'strident'
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It sounds outspoken and strident because we are not used to religion being criticised. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But her tone was often strident and abrasive. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)They are increasingly strident in their belief that something new needs to be tried. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Its tone has become strident and combative. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Most of the time his voice was loud and strident. Christianity Today (2000)She was a good woman with a strident voice who was very much involved with the revolutionary process. No Way Home: A Cuban Dancer's Tale (2007)She could not understand the concept of popular will and therefore chose to ignore an increasingly strident voice. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Otherwise, demands for resignations sound strident as well as fatuous. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The alarm clock's strident ringing tone can be a shock to the body and mind. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There are increasingly strident and public calls for him to say when he's going. The Sun (2006)Her voice was strident and imperious and the clothes weren't exactly demure. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Not in a loud and strident way; just enough to look away. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Ellel's strident voice reached them as they neared the door. A Plague of Angels (1993)In fact his increasingly strident denials that a deal is in the offing suggest that the prospect is alarming voters, as it should. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He more or less abandoned the attempt to frame an argument, letting himself be carried along by a gush of increasingly strident rhetoric. Tenured Radicals: How Politics Has Corrupted Higher Education (1990)And, as further price rises are announced, public demands for action over electricity pricing are likely to become more strident. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Germany afford to become with an economy assessed as one of the world's most corrupt and a Government that could soon take on more strident nationalist tones? Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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Translations for 'strident'
British English: strident ADJECTIVE
If you use strident to describe someone or the way they express themselves, you mean that they make their feelings or opinions known in a very strong way that perhaps makes people uncomfortable.
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Definition of strident from the Collins English Dictionary
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