Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Weird Word Wednesday - Vociferous


Today's Weird Word is Vociferous! It basically means an intense reaction. I would use it in the same place I would use the word vehement. And you know with how much I use my fancy talk, I use that word ALL of the time too. =) For some reason, I'm actually excited that I now have an alternate for vehement. Now if I can just remember to say vociferous and not turn it into something like velociraptor-saurus.

vo·cif·er·ous    adj \vō-ˈsi-f(ə-)rəs\

Definition of VOCIFEROUS

: marked by or given to vehement insistent outcry
vo·cif·er·ous·ly adverb
vo·cif·er·ous·ness noun

Examples of VOCIFEROUS

  1. He is her most vociferous critic.
  2. He was vociferous in his support of the proposal.
  3. The decision was made over their vociferous objections. 

Thank you to Celina Murphy at for Tweeting me the suggestion. If you have a weird word, let me know and if I use it, you'll get the credit!


  1. When my hubby pulled this word on me after a long day, I was simply annoyed. Did he just swear at me? He was telling a story and he completely lost me at this one. I said "hold up before we go any further, vociferous, really?" I proceeded to make him give me a definition and I called him a dork. Since then I have been finding every opportunity to use it, most of the time incorrectly. Glad you liked my weird word!

  2. Celina - LOVE it for sure! Your story behind it is a bonus! Thanks for sharing that too!