Definition of uproar in English:


Syllabification: up·roar
Pronunciation: /ˈəpˌrôr


1A loud and impassioned noise or disturbance: the room was in an uproar the assembly dissolved in uproar
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  • 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 press
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  • 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.
outcry, furor, protest;
fuss, reaction, backlash, commotion, hue and cry
informal hullabaloo, stink, rhubarb, firestorm


early 16th century: from Middle Dutch uproer, from op 'up' + roer 'confusion', assimilated to roar.

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