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    Rambunctious ?

    What does RAMBUNCTIOUS mean?

    I looked it up in my dictionary only to find one piece of explanation:

    Full of energy in a cheerful way.

    The original sentence is:The dog was big and rambunctious and a baker.

    So I guess it means that the dog could be really noisy. Does it?

    Can it be substituted with other words,say,Boisterous?

    I'd appreciate if you can give an example.

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    Re: Rambunctious ?

    Dear alec cheung ,

    rambunctious
    adj. unruly, rowdy, boisterous, uncontrollable; active and noisy, causing a ruckus

    rambunctious:
    Adjective
    noisy and lacking in restraint or discipline; "a boisterous crowd"; "a social gathering that became rambunctious and out of hand"; "a robustious group of teenagers"; "beneath the rumbustious surface of his paintings is sympathy for the vulnerability of ordinary human beings"; "an unruly class"
    (synonym) boisterous, robustious, rumbustious, unruly
    (similar) disorderly

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    Re: Rambunctious ?

    I haven't seen the film, but I wonder if this is where Sylvester Stallone got the nick-name 'Rambo' from?

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    Re: Rambunctious ?

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    I haven't seen the film, but I wonder if this is where Sylvester Stallone got the nick-name 'Rambo' from?

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    Me neither, who is Rambo?

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    Re: Rambunctious ?

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    I haven't seen the film, but I wonder if this is where Sylvester Stallone got the nick-name 'Rambo' from?

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    Actually, the novelist who created the John Rambo character got his inspiration first from a type of apple ("Rambo") that he saw in Pennsylvania. He thought the name had a "forceful" sound. He also liked that the pronunciation was similar to that of Arthur Rimbaud, author of A Season in Hell.

    (Trivia is my life....it's a sickness....sorry to come off as a "know-it-all"..... )

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    Re: Rambunctious ?

    Quote Originally Posted by banderas View Post
    Me neither, who is Rambo?
    To most people he's more of a film character who takes on armies single-handed, rather than a poet who likes apples!

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