outpouring

noun
out·pour·ing | \ˈau̇t-ˌpȯr-iŋ \

Definition of outpouring 

1 : the act of pouring out an outpouring of emotion

2 : something that pours out or is poured out : outflow

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Synonyms & Antonyms for outpouring

Synonyms

exodus, gush, outflow, outpour

Antonyms

flux, inflow, influx, inrush

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Examples of outpouring in a Sentence

an outpouring of affection and support for the high school athlete in need of an organ transplant

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But some criticized the incident as a stunt in poor taste that sparked a false outpouring of grief and finger-pointing at Russia. Travis Fedschun, Fox News, "Russian journalist used swine blood, makeup artist to fake death, watched ‘murder’ coverage in morgue," 1 June 2018 Bane's death has sparked an outpouring of sympathy. Alejandro Barahona, azcentral, "Fallen Phoenix K-9 officer Bane honored at memorial service: 'He was a great dog'," 26 Apr. 2018 His death sparked a national outpouring of grief and prompted a joint investigation by Carver County and federal authorities. CBS News, "Video shows Prince at doctor's office day before his deadly overdose," 20 Apr. 2018 His death sparked a national outpouring of grief and prompted a joint investigation by Carver County and federal authorities. Amy Forliti, BostonGlobe.com, "Investigative materials reveal pop star Prince’s final days," 20 Apr. 2018 His death sparked a national outpouring of grief and prompted a joint investigation by Carver County and federal authorities. Amy Forliti, latimes.com, "As Prince's health waned, his inner circle had grown increasingly alarmed," 20 Apr. 2018 His death sparked a national outpouring of grief and prompted a joint investigation by Carver County and federal authorities. Ben Flanagan, AL.com, "IndyCar Series champ James Hinchcliffe test drives Crimson Racing team's new race car," 19 Apr. 2018 In particular, Witherspoon’s latest Instagram post from set, which shows her and Kidman along with the very fluffy (and appropriately-named) Jolly the dog, has sparked an outpouring of happiness amongst followers of the two actors. Raisa Bruner, Time, "Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon Are Filming Season 2 of Big Little Lies and People Can't Even Deal," 12 Apr. 2018 Graham’s passing sparked an outpouring of tributes in his honor, and led admirers to look up his words on topics like death and the afterlife. Megan Friedman, Country Living, "What Evangelical Pastor Billy Graham Said About His Own Death," 21 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of outpouring

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of outpouring was in the 15th century

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outpouring

noun

English Language Learners Definition of outpouring

: an act of expressing an emotion or feeling in a very powerful way

: a large amount of something that is given or received in a short period of time

outpouring

noun
out·pour·ing | \ˈau̇t-ˌpȯr-iŋ \

Kids Definition of outpouring

: an act of expressing or giving freely There was an outpouring of sympathy.

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