Examples of uproar in a Sentence
There was a lot of public uproar over the proposed jail.
There have been uproars in the past over similar proposals.
The proposal caused an uproar.
The town was in an uproar over the proposal to build a jail.
Recent Examples of uproar from the Web
Following an immediate uproar on social media that event spawned the hashtag #JusticeForJazzy, University president Greg Woodward released an official statement on the school's website confirming that Brochu is no longer a student at the school.
But that caused an uproar when people got their bills.
Loomer’s comments about Muslims and Muslim drivers caused an uproar on the social media service.
No question, says Kate There was uproar in 2016 after Verlander fell short of winning his second Cy Young Award.
While some remained silent about the recent uproar around Harvey Weinstein, others focused on women’s involvement and the importance of women speaking out.
Uncertainty and Posturing’ Investors don’t see the decision as causing an uproar in Europe.
Rechnitz and his company, Brius Healthcare Services, created another uproar last year in Humboldt County by threatening to close three of those facilities and accommodate displaced residents in still other of his nursing homes, many miles away.
But with the steady rise of right-wing populists around the continent, a similar alliance is expected to create little uproar this time around.
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Origin and Etymology of uproar
First Known Use: 1526See Words from the same year
Synonymsado, alarums and excursions, ballyhoo, blather, bluster, bobbery, bother, bustle, clatter, clutter [chiefly dialect], coil, corroboree [Australian], disturbance, do [chiefly dialect], foofaraw, fun, furor, furore, fuss, helter-skelter, hoo-ha (also hoo-hah), hoopla, hubble-bubble, hubbub, hullabaloo, hurly, hurly-burly, hurricane, hurry, hurry-scurry (or hurry-skurry), kerfuffle [chiefly British], moil, pandemonium, pother, row, ruckus, ruction, rumpus, shindy, splore [Scottish], squall, stew, stir, storm, to-do, tumult, turmoil, commotion, welter, whirl, williwaw, zoo
Related Wordscacophony, clamor, din, howl, hue and cry, noise, outcry, racket, roar; disorder, unrest, upheaval; eruption, flare-up, flurry, flutter, outbreak, outburst; brawl, fracas, fray, hassle, melee (also mêlée), scuffle; dither, fever, fret, lather, tizzy
Near Antonymscalm, hush, peace, quiet, quietude, rest, stillness, tranquillity (or tranquility); order, orderliness
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