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
When Penn State didn’t make the College Football Playoffs last year, there was an uproar.
Remember that tearful, heartfelt apology Kathy Griffin issued after an image of her holding a bloody prop head resembling Donald Trump created an uproar back in May?
What bothers many ordinary Americans is that there is far more uproar over a statue of Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville than over one of Vladimir Lenin in Seattle.
Now, after the developer has invested a lot of money into this project, there is an uproar to preserve the building.
Privately funded by the Tricentennial Foundation, a local German heritage organization, the sign caused an uproar among some members of the community.
In any sport, Kaepernick’s views would’ve caused an uproar.
He has been tapped to be acting principal position at Norton Elementary, which over the summer was thrown into an uproar when JCPS fired its last principal, Ken Stites.
That crack prompted criticism from media, tennis fans, and even McEnroe's daughters, and the resulting uproar has dominated his appearances on late-night talk shows and sports-talk radio.
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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
UPROAR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of uproar for English Language Learners
: a situation in which many people are upset, angry, or disturbed by something
UPROAR Defined for Kids
Definition of uproar for Students
- 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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