rowdy

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. ruffian, tough, hoodlum, bully, thug. See evildoer, vulgarity.
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. boisterous, disorderly, rough; see loud 2 , unruly .
n.
Syn. roisterer, brawler, hooligan, tough, ruffian, thug, hoodlum, hood*, roughneck*; see also rascal .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
hoodlum, tough, punk, *loudmouth, ruffian, *roughneck, *bad actor, *rabblerouser, thug, hellion, troublemaker, bully, *yahoo.
ANT.: gentleman, lady, choirboy
II
a.
rough, quarrelsome, loud, noisy, boisterous, unruly, coarse, raucous, wild, rough-house, rambunctious, trouble-making.
ANT.: mild, quiet, gentle
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun A rough, violent person who engages in destructive actions: hoodlum, mug, roughneck, ruffian, tough. Informal: toughie. Slang: hood, punk. See ATTACK, CRIMES. II adjective Upsetting civil order or peace: riotous. Law: disorderly. See PEACE.

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