Definition of uproarious in US English:



  • 1Characterized by or provoking loud noise or uproar.

    ‘an uproarious party’
    • ‘The last meeting of the Municipal Corporation saw more uproarious scenes than any other previous meeting and ended without any discussion on the agenda items.’
    • ‘This is bizarre, given that the system is such an uproarious success.’
    • ‘This part of the play did not receive the uproarious response I have seen the very same scene receive in other versions.’
    • ‘Two weeks later, having beaten the Yankees in an uproarious division series, they lost the American League Championship Series in six games to Cleveland, and the Mariners went home.’
    • ‘But the crowd was getting more and more uproarious.’
    • ‘My seats were in the right field bleachers, notoriously the most profane, obnoxious and uproarious section in Yankee Stadium, if not in all of baseball.’
    • ‘I love seeing the smile on people's faces when they hear something they like, and the uproarious applause that usually follows.’
    • ‘This led again to an uproarious scene in the House.’
    • ‘The lady felt her cheeks redden, as she remembered she had met the Duke in a most uproarious state.’
    • ‘Long about the time of year we call November, Athens exploded in an uproarious, joyous, naughty celebration - the Great Dionysia, or Festival of Dionysos.’
    • ‘‘Our general is no more,’ was all he said, though loud enough for all the men to hear, and it was soon ensued by an enormously uproarious cheer from the troops.’
    • ‘The ancient Saxons celebrated the return of spring with an uproarious festival commemorating their goddess of offspring and of springtime, Eastre.’
    • ‘I blushed and grabbed his hand to drag him away from the loud, uproarious crowd.’
    • ‘I honestly couldn't have told you how long I stood there in the crowd, listening to him play, but when the song finally ended, I broke into uproarious applause along with the others.’
    • ‘Only the week before, he had returned to his native City Road after five years in a German Prison Camp and he was given an uproarious welcome.’
    • ‘Such defiantly provocative work, and the uproarious punk music which accompanied it, won him cult status.’
    • ‘The boys returned to uproarious applause to end the concert, and did so in style.’
    • ‘But almost from the moment he arrived in Baltimore to begin his new life as a Yankee, he discovered that his new world would be even more electric, if not quite as uproarious.’
    • ‘If life were like the movies, every joke you tell would be met with uproarious laughter.’
    • ‘That contrasted with uproarious cheers at the Gibraltar pub in Buenos Aires, where a crowd of about 50 British expatriates applauded wildly.’
    disorderly, tumultuous, riotous, unruly, wild, unrestrained, rip-roaring, rollicking, boisterous, roisterous
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    1. 1.1 Provoking loud laughter; very funny.
      • ‘What unfolds is a riot of comic mayhem as mistaken identity leads to uproarious farce throughout.’
      • ‘When the bell rang signaling the start of their one-hour of free time, a large flock of girls gathered around Millie to hear one of her infamous stories, or uproarious jokes.’
      • ‘The film is directed by Michael Winterbottom, and the end result is an outstanding and frequently uproarious telling of the Factory Records tale.’
      • ‘This uproarious comedy is about three Brothers who are brought together by the will of their dying father.’
      • ‘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.’
      hilarious, extremely amusing, very funny, comic, riotous, hysterically funny, screamingly funny, too funny for words, side-splitting, rib-tickling, comical, absurd, ridiculous
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