vociferous: vociferously popular?

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twistdpair

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USA English
"I just find it odd that someone who knows the names of a lot of underground artists doesn’t recognize the name of a vociferously popular one."
 
  • buddingtranslator

    Senior Member
    English, England
    It's not really clear what you mean:

    vociferous
    conspicuously and offensively loud; given to vehement outcry; "blatant radios"; "a clamorous uproar"; "strident demands"; "a vociferous mob"
    You could just use "very" or "blatantly".

    BT
     

    panjandrum

    Lapsed Moderator
    English-Ireland (top end)
    Welcome to WordReference, twistdpair:)

    This could be a deliberately strange use of vociferous, but it is certainly strange. A person is, or is not, vociferous depending entirely on how they behave. A person is, or is not, popular depending on the opinions of other people.

    Of course, this is an arty/cultural context. Vociferously popular could well mean that not only is this person popular, but also that his supporters are vociferous in their support.

    Still, I don't like it. I suppose an equivalent twisted pair of words would be arrogantly admired.
     
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