Definition of uproarious in English:

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Pronunciation: /ʌpˈrɔːrɪəs/


1Characterized by or provoking loud noise or uproar: an uproarious party
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  • I blushed and grabbed his hand to drag him away from the loud, uproarious crowd.
  • Long about the time of year we call November, Athens exploded in an uproarious, joyous, naughty celebration - the Great Dionysia, or Festival of Dionysos.
  • The ancient Saxons celebrated the return of spring with an uproarious festival commemorating their goddess of offspring and of springtime, Eastre.
1.1Provoking loud laughter; very funny: uproarious humour
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  • In the case of The Closet, we're dealing with a movie that is often cute and occasionally funny, but is not especially clever or truly uproarious.
  • This uproarious comedy about the questionable normalcy of a 1950s nuclear family under inspection by one of Eisenhower's agents only gets better the more it indulges its own silly irreverence.
  • The film is directed by Michael Winterbottom, and the end result is an outstanding and frequently uproarious telling of the Factory Records tale.
hilarious, extremely amusing, very funny, comic, riotous, screamingly/hysterically funny, too funny for words, side-splitting, rib-tickling, comical, absurd, ridiculous
informal priceless, a scream, a hoot
dated killing, killingly funny



Pronunciation: /ʌpˈrɔːrɪəsli/
Example sentences
  • ‘The riotous events that follow hurtle uproariously through the life of this extraordinary man and hero of the people,’ explained a theatre spokesperson.
  • Rick's letters to me over the years were the most memorable correspondence I've ever received in my life - uproariously funny, human, and luminous with his love of life.
  • Certainly, the movie itself is uproariously amusing, but what helped to compensate for its shortness was some of the amusing extra features included with the DVD.


Example sentences
  • The men's vulnerability supplies the film with an odd, aching humour which complements the uproariousness of the strip scenes.
  • There was much appreciative uproariousness when I asked for seconds.
  • But it lacks the uproariousness of true humour.

Words that rhyme with uproarious

censorious, glorious, laborious, meritorious, notorious, uxorious, vainglorious, victorious

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