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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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