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adjective: Wild; rambunctious.
[Origin uncertain. Probably both rumbustious and rambunctious are alterations of robustious.]
"As yet another British tourist received a stiff fine yesterday for
indecent exposure at an infamous seaside resort on Rhodes, the island's
police authorities conferred with regional officials, hoteliers and the
British consul on coping with the hordes of rumbustious UK nationals
flocking to Greece this summer for booze-fueled holidays."
"Lord Salmon added that 'no criticism of a judgment, however vigorous,
can amount to contempt of court, providing it keeps within the limits
of reasonable courtesy and good faith. The decision here complained
of, however rumbustious, however wide of the mark, whether expressed
in good taste or in bad taste, seems to me to be well within those
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