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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Recent Examples on the Web Then all of the national noise about Dak was drowned out in the uproar raised by Watson and the Texans. Kevin Sherrington, Dallas News, "Whatever the Cowboys and Texans have lacked lately in relevance, they’ve made up in QB intrigue," 25 Jan. 2021 Dozens have been arrested on federal charges as a result of their participation in the uproar. Stephanie Toone, ajc, "‘Stop the Steal’ organizer says 3 Congress members helped with Capitol protest-turned-riot," 13 Jan. 2021 Meanwhile, for the second time this week local internet users were in an uproar over an event drawing hundreds of people to New Orleans. Matt Sledge, NOLA.com, "New Orleans warns of rising coronavirus numbers: 'We don't have a lot of time'," 13 Nov. 2020 Social stocks: Robinhood's role in the GameStop saga is causing an uproar among its Silicon Valley peers. Taylor Kate Brown, San Francisco Chronicle, "Bay Briefing: She escaped the Camp Fire, but not the aftermath," 2 Feb. 2021 Starbucks started ramping up its diversity efforts a few years ago, soon after the arrest of two black men who were waiting for a friend at a Philadelphia Starbucks caused an uproar. Danielle Wiener-bronner, CNN, "Starbucks names Mellody Hobson board chair — the first Black woman in the role," 9 Dec. 2020 The image was posted Thursday to the Facebook page of city Correction Department driver Derrick Lascko and deleted later that day after an online uproar among jail guards. Fox News, "NYC corrections officer suspended over sick George Floyd parody photo," 7 June 2020 In the resulting uproar over how a movie like Moonlight doesn’t even get nominated, the Academy makes the decision to expand the Best Picture category to ten films. Joe Reid, Vulture, "What Happens in the Mirror Universe Where Darren Aronofsky Made Batman Instead of Christopher Nolan?," 12 Jan. 2021 Israel canceled its plan to quarantine citizens returning from abroad in hotels for two weeks following a public uproar and reported clashes between Israelis in the hotels and the officials running them. sun-sentinel.com, "In Israel, 1 in every 132 haredi Orthodox adults over 65 has died from the coronavirus," 29 Dec. 2020

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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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22 Feb 2021

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“Uproar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uproar. Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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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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