outpouring

noun
out·​pour·​ing | \ ˈau̇t-ˌpȯr-iŋ How to pronounce outpouring (audio) \

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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On social media, the outpouring for Simons has been swift. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Raf Simons Departs Calvin Klein," 22 Dec. 2018 Never particularly gregarious or outgoing, his outpouring of passion was all the more special. Jim Ayello, Indianapolis Star, "Insider: Fast 9 takeaways from Indy 500," 30 May 2018 The family would like to thank everyone for their outpouring of kindness and loving support, with special thanks to Shearon Lawrence, Deborah Trotman and Grace Quansa. Hartford Courant, courant.com, "Eglin Drummond Elain," 27 May 2018 The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are immensely grateful for the outpouring of love and support in anticipation of the birth of their first child. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle's Reportedly Looking for a (Potentially Male) American Nanny," 17 Apr. 2019 The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are immensely grateful for the outpouring of love and support in anticipation of the birth of their first child. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Have Received Hundreds of Baby Gifts," 5 Apr. 2019 Impressed by the outpouring of support for local youth at the NAAPID event in 2016, Real Life wished to establish roots in Washington state, then-Executive Director Bryant George told The Seattle Medium. Marcus Harrison Green, The Seattle Times, "Trying to make good on someone else’s promise: new group helps 10 Seattle kids pay for college," 16 Sep. 2018 Many responded to the tweet with an outpouring of support. Brittney Mcnamara, Teen Vogue, "Transgender Teen's Letter Shows Why Visibility Is Important," 5 Sep. 2018 The post received outpouring condolences from so many famous faces. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "Colin Hanks Shares a Heartfelt Story About Luke Perry Following the Actor's Tragic Death," 5 Mar. 2019

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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 How to pronounce outpouring (audio) \

Kids Definition of outpouring

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

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