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1A loud and impassioned noise or disturbance.‘the room was in an uproar’[mass noun] ‘the assembly dissolved in uproar’
turmoil, disorder, confusion, chaos, commotion, disturbance, tumult, turbulence, mayhem, pandemonium, havoc, bedlam, all hell broken looseView synonyms
- ‘There was an uproar in the audience while everyone tried to scream louder than the person next to him or her.’
- ‘Suddenly, an uproar of shouts rang through the halls as both writers and editors alike came to see what was causing the commotion.’
- ‘The uproar that followed was both spontaneous and tremendous.’
- 1.1A public expression of protest or outrage.‘it caused an uproar in the press’
- ‘Can any judge throw those statements out knowing what the uproar would be?’
- ‘It caused an uproar, as I thought it would, but many people realized later that it was the right thing to do.’
- ‘If this had happened to a prominent citizen, it surely would have created an uproar.’
- ‘Suddenly the public was in an uproar, and the producers in Hollywood took up their cause.’
- ‘Dr. Leaky started much of the uproar when he found his famous missing link, Lucy.’
- ‘The city that pioneered free public libraries is facing uproar over plans to close one of its reading rooms.’
- ‘Only after an uproar from the public did he begrudgingly give the chairman of the residents' committee a few minutes.’
- ‘Accounts of this violence, made worse by exaggeration, created a national uproar.’
- ‘In the late 1990s, the issue of potential mass sales of Canadian water to the U.S. caused an uproar.’
- ‘You well know how these kinds of issues can almost get a life of their own, in terms of creating an uproar.’
- ‘So I was surprised to read about the uproar it is causing.’
- ‘All this at a time when the whole of Britain is in an uproar over obscene council tax rises and in a turmoil over pensions crises!’
- ‘It took the intervention of the media, and the consequent uproar to stop what would have been a truly monumental blunder.’
- ‘Amid the uproar that followed, a political trap was sprung.’
- ‘This started an uproar of public debate, so the reporters went after Joshua again.’
- ‘He comments on being weighed down ‘with the burdens of pastoral care’ and ‘great tumultuous uproars in secular affairs’.’
- ‘Workers at Swindon Pressings caused such an uproar at plans to scrap its annual Christmas trees that the company will now be putting them up.’
- ‘Or, perhaps they felt some guilt for the uproar that they had created in the first place.’
- ‘We asked star Dennis Franz how the show was able to overcome the early uproar.’
Early 16th century: from Middle Dutch uproer, from op up + roer confusion, associated with roar.
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