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Definition of uproarious

1 : marked by uproar
2 : very noisy and full
3 : extremely funny an uproarious comedy

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Other Words from uproarious

uproariously adverb
uproariousness noun

Examples of uproarious in a Sentence

the movie follows the comic duo through a series of outrageous and uproarious escapades visited the site where the action movie was being filmed only to find a chaotic, uproarious set
Recent Examples on the Web The Surfers made quite the unprintable name for themselves in the 1980s with a bizarre blend of uproarious and nihilistic punk music and equally demented stage shows. René A. Guzman, ExpressNews.com, "Butthole Surfers’ Gibby Haynes talks about his debut young adult novel," 9 Jan. 2020 Director Aaron Posner saw analogies between this era of women’s liberation and the Bard’s uproarious play, which sees scheming Falstaff’s plan to bilk wealthy wives of their fortunes unravel when the women band together. Washington Post, "15 things to do in the D.C. area this week," 13 Jan. 2020 Despite their 21-16 loss in Green Bay three months go, the Vikings are the better team and will prove it before 66,655 uproarious in-stadium spectators. Pioneer Press, Twin Cities, "Charley Walters says Vikings are better team, will beat Packers," 22 Dec. 2019 Kimmel, for example, offered an uproarious mashup of clips from last year’s 38 movies starring regulars such as Candace Cameron Bure, Chad Michael Murray and Jodie Sweetin. Jeanne Jakle, ExpressNews.com, "Hallmark will gift fans with 40 original Christmas movies this year," 16 Oct. 2019 Waller-Bridge earned uproarious cheers from the audience for both her wins. Christian Holub, EW.com, "Even before its big Emmy wins, Fleabag was the most popular topic on the red carpet," 23 Sep. 2019 The kind that could launch memes both uproarious (not great, Bob!) and empowering (burn it down, Joan — burn this place down!), while also piercing our hearts with its keenly moving depiction of the human struggle. Darren Franich, EW.com, "The best TV shows of the decade," 5 Dec. 2019 Her Denver shows later this month are set to be some of the most uproarious of the year. John Wenzel, The Know, "Nick Offerman, Josh Blue, The Grawlix and more Colorado comedy you need to see in December," 4 Dec. 2019 Emigh ate by himself, surrounded by the uproarious conversation of people finding community over a hot meal in downtown Denver. Elizabeth Hernandez, The Denver Post, "A man eating alone at Denver’s Salvation Army Thanksgiving meal finds the compassion he craved," 28 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of uproarious

1800, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Uproarious.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uproarious. Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of uproarious

: very noisy
: extremely funny

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