uproar

noun
up·​roar | \ ˈəp-ˌrȯr How to pronounce uproar (audio) \

Definition of uproar

: a state of commotion, excitement, or violent disturbance

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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.
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Compared to the uproar currently embroiling Green Book and Bohemian Rhapsody, Roma's controversies have remained somewhat under the radar. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "What you should know about the debate before the Academy Awards.," 22 Feb. 2019 The training is a response to the nationwide uproar following an incident at a Philadelphia Starbucks, in which an employee called the police on two black men for allegedly loitering. Felice León, The Root, "Was the Starbucks Anti-Bias Training a Fail or Nah?," 29 May 2018 Last week, erroneous reports predicted, to much uproar, that Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel would not address #MeToo or Time's Up in his monologue. Michelle Ruiz, Vogue, "Jimmy Kimmel Went There—on Harvey Weinstein and #MeToo—in His Oscars Monologue," 5 Mar. 2018 The call-out of the packed festival caused a complete uproar. Caitlin Wolper, Teen Vogue, "Camp Cope on Supporting Other Women in Music and Calling Out Festival Lineups," 2 May 2019 The Department of Transportation ruled in 2015 that airlines aren't legally obligated to honor mistake fares, although rescinding the seemingly marvelous deals will almost certainly spark a customer uproar. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "Airline Prices $16,000 Luxury Flight at $675 After 'Ticketing Error' on New Year's Day," 2 Jan. 2019 But this summer, President Donald Trump caused a brief uproar by claiming (without evidence) that Google suppressed positive news about him. Adi Robertson, The Verge, "The long, tortured quest to make Google unbiased," 6 Dec. 2018 Video of Hyde-Smith’s lynching remarks was released on social media last weekend, causing national uproar against the senator. Stavros Agorakis, Vox, "Cindy Hyde-Smith called for a “front row” seat at a lynching. Now donors want their money back.," 20 Nov. 2018 In New Mexico, the decision by a judge to allow the release of several members of an extended family accused of child abuse at a desert compound caused a political uproar. Andrew O'reilly, Fox News, "California's bail bondsmen say new law will 'totally kill' business: 'This is bad'," 31 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of uproar

1526, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for uproar

by folk etymology from Dutch oproer, from Middle Dutch, from op up (akin to Old English ūp) + roer motion; akin to Old English hrēran to stir

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uproar

noun

English Language Learners Definition of uproar

: a situation in which many people are upset, angry, or disturbed by something

uproar

noun
up·​roar | \ ˈəp-ˌrȯr How to pronounce uproar (audio) \

Kids Definition of uproar

: a state of commotion, excitement, or violent disturbance Now the dining room was in an uproar … as the men jumped to their feet in confusion.— Judith Berry Griffin, Phoebe the Spy

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