- 1A loud and impassioned noise or disturbance: the room was in an uproar [mass noun]: the assembly dissolved in uproarMore example sentences
- Suddenly, an uproar of shouts rang through the halls as both writers and editors alike came to see what was causing the commotion.
- There was an uproar in the audience while everyone tried to scream louder than the person next to him or her.
- The uproar that followed was both spontaneous and tremendous.
- 1.1A public expression of protest or outrage: it caused an uproar in the pressMore example sentences
- Only after an uproar from the public did he begrudgingly give the chairman of the residents' committee a few minutes.
- Suddenly the public was in an uproar, and the producers in Hollywood took up their cause.
- This started an uproar of public debate, so the reporters went after Joshua again.
early 16th century: from Middle Dutch uproer, from op 'up' + roer 'confusion', associated with roar.