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 Amid the uproar, Netflix executives have decided to host an internal event with trans activist Alok Vaid-Menon, according to Bloomberg. Fortune, 16 Oct. 2021 Nikias stepped down as president amid an uproar after The Times’ investigation detailed decades of allegations against Tyndall. Paul Pringle, Los Angeles Times, 6 Oct. 2021 Mayor Lori Lightfoot forced her top attorney’s resignation late last year amid an uproar over her administration’s handling of the wrongful police raid on Anjanette Young’s home. Gregory Pratt, chicagotribune.com, 27 Sep. 2021 But the council this summer scrapped that plan amid an uproar over equity. Patrik Jonsson, The Christian Science Monitor, 15 Sep. 2021 The announcement comes amid an uproar from parents who have relayed stories of classes being quarantined after a single student coughs or struggles with a runny nose. Washington Post, 9 Sep. 2021 The announcement comes amid an uproar from parents who have relayed stories of classes being quarantined after a single student coughs or struggles with a runny nose. BostonGlobe.com, 8 Sep. 2021 The reading list's revelation comes amid a national uproar over race-centric curricula in schools. Peter Hasson, Fox News, 8 July 2021 Amid the uproar, the White House backtracked later that day and said Mr. Biden would increase the refugee ceiling by May 15. Camilo Montoya-galvez, CBS News, 28 Apr. 2021

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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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“Uproar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uproar. Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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More Definitions for uproar

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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