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uproar

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1 a state of noisy, confused activity
  • the house is always in a jubilant uproar during the holidays

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2 a state of wildly excited activity or emotion
  • the ref's controversial call sent the crowd into an uproar

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3 a violent disturbance (as of the political or social order)
  • the uproar following the corrupt election nearly toppled the government

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4 a violent shouting
  • an uproar arose from the crowd when it was announced that the concert was cancelled and refunds might not be available

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The first known use of uproar was in 1526

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“Uproar.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/uproar. Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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