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
But that caused an uproar when people got their bills.
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.
Loomer’s comments about Muslims and Muslim drivers caused an uproar on the social media service.
The social media uproar over a noose that was used as a prop during a Deptford restaurant’s Halloween festivities struck me at first as much ado about not so much.
Last week, Senate Republicans sparked an uproar from environmentalists and their Democratic allies after voting to raising revenue by drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in the northeast corner of Alaska.
Trump’s cabinet has faced an uproar over use of private and military jets at taxpayer expense, with the controversy claiming one member already.
Before Hurricane Maria, the lines seemed to want to get ahead of the uproar, capping flights early in the storm’s progress.
But even before dozens of N.F.L. players knelt in silent protest on Sunday, Mr. Trump’s remarks had spiraled into a national uproar over race, patriotism and free speech, with an unpredictable political trajectory.
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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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