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Obnoxiously loud, or cacophonous, "in your face" noise.
Damn, that biatch is strident.

See: Battle Toads
by talldude88 November 03, 2008
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Intelligence agency term for "psychological operation". A government or corporate-sponsored operation, usually taking the form of a "terrorist attack" or "crazed gunman on a spree", with the intent of panicking the public into demanding more police and laws inhibiting freedom. Psyops are usually carried out by drugging a civilian or group of civilians with aggression-promoting drugs, psyching them up, arming them, and sending them out to commit mayhem. Government-sponsored terrorism. See also blackshirts, conspiracy
Person A: Man, that nutcase Martin Bryant guy shot 35 people in Tasmania!

Person B: No, he wasn't a nutcase, that was just a psyop so the government could have an excuse to ban guns.
by Mystikan April 11, 2006
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Loud and obnoxious, in-your-face, cacophonous, dissonant, screeching, shrill, grating.
Anne Boleyn's stridently sexy allure, sophistication, and sharp tongued wit captivated Henry VIII.

Glenn Beck sobbed and whined stridently in his reactionary performance, based more on emotion and pandering than on sound information.

The Tea Party shrieked their bizarre agenda stridently over the news, their lack of adequate education was painfully clear; it's doubtful that any of them even knew what the Boston Tea Party was really about.
by Lorelili August 14, 2011
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used as a derogatory description of any impassioned person (especially women) when they speak on a subject that you disagree with
Independents make up nearly half the Bay State electorate...And many of them may perceive Elizabeth Warren as too strident and harsh
by biased but sincere September 06, 2012
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