Definition of outpouring in English:



  • 1Something that streams out rapidly.

    ‘a massive outpouring of high-energy gamma rays’
    • ‘The result will be a massive outpouring of funds to serve others.’
    • ‘During the past 250 million years, there have been 29 massive lava outpourings around the world, called large igneous provinces (LIPs).’
    • ‘The current outpouring of books offering quick slurps of great thinkers for busy folk is remarkably blokeish.’
    • ‘Alas, as these charts demonstrate, the outpouring of aid for the tsunami has not been matched in other disasters.’
    • ‘In the recent past, there has been an outpouring of publications on modern and contemporary Indian art.’
    • ‘Advocates, critics, and dispassionate observers alike have been responsible for a massive outpouring of work on the subject.’
    • ‘A massive outpouring of charity had made this reconstruction possible.’
    • ‘The past decade has seen an outpouring of publicity, and more than a trickle of research, about chronic fatigue syndrome.’
    • ‘But that is trivial compared to some of the other claims being made during the current outpouring of drivel.’
    • ‘There was an even greater proliferation of supplements and catalogues than their usual outpouring.’
    • ‘The problems for the idea that these impacts triggered the massive volcanic outpourings are as follows.’
    outflow, outflowing, outrush, rush, flood, deluge, discharge, issue, spurt, jet, cascade, stream, torrent, gush, outburst, flow, flux, welling, leakage, escape, drain, drainage, outflux, emanation, effluence, effluent, effusion
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    1. 1.1An outburst of strong emotion.
      ‘spontaneous outpourings of affection and support’
      ‘the unprecedented outpouring of tearful grief’
      • ‘He had a fitting, final, send off last Friday, an outpouring of sympathy that reflected the immense standing in which he was held.’
      • ‘I could go on and on and on to describe the outpouring of support for the families that have been impacted by this horrific tragedy.’
      • ‘However, unlike much contemporary travel writing, his work is free of emotional outpourings.’
      • ‘I have really been quite encouraged by the outpouring of support that has flowed in non-stop.’
      • ‘There was an outpouring of reactions, many in a creative way.’
      • ‘The outpouring of support that I have received in this effort has been a truly gratifying experience.’
      • ‘And there has been an outpouring of enthusiasm for some current animation characters and shows.’
      • ‘And they have been predicting just an enormous outpouring from the immigrant community here.’
      • ‘I will never fully recover from the loss, but your outpouring of kindness and understanding has made her death that much more bearable.’
      • ‘The enormous outpouring of love, kindness, caring, generosity and courage was amazing to behold.’
      • ‘I've had an extreme outpouring of support from my teammates, my family and my friends from all over the country.’
      • ‘It is difficult to understand what he hoped to achieve by his outpouring of vitriol.’
      • ‘The outpouring of hatred can be massive but deep down most fans know that it is all part of the pantomime.’
      • ‘Emotional outpourings of grief and anger are completely understandable, but now I think we need to consider every word as potentially dangerous, and in particular, the words used by our national and international leaders.’
      • ‘You know that feeling, when you actively want someone to ask you what's wrong, just so you can explode in an outpouring of rapid-fire sentences.’
      • ‘What if his emotional outpourings were a problem in his marriage?’
      • ‘The lines were long, but I wish you could have been there to see the tremendous outpouring of joy and happiness and love.’
      • ‘As always, some of those who do not share a love of the beautiful game have questioned the massive outpouring of grief.’
      • ‘Now, when I am older than Elvis was when he died, it seems equally a massive outpouring of grief at the passing of a giant, mythical figure.’
      • ‘I think I'm about to go through a period where random moments of sentimentality will be the triggers for massive outpourings.’