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Related to clamor: indubitably, impinge


1. A loud noise or outcry; a hubbub. See Synonyms at noise.
2. A vehement expression of discontent or protest: a clamor in the press for pollution control.
v. clam·ored, clam·or·ing, clam·ors
1. To make a loud sustained noise or outcry.
2. To make insistent demands or complaints: clamored for tax reforms.
1. To exclaim insistently and noisily: The representatives clamored their disapproval.
2. To influence or force by clamoring: clamored the mayor into resigning.

[Middle English clamour, from Old French, from Latin clāmor, shout, from clāmāre, to cry out; see kelə- in Indo-European roots.]

clam′or·er n.


(ˈklæm ər)

1. a loud uproar, as from a crowd of people.
2. a vehement expression of desire or dissatisfaction: the clamor against higher taxation.
3. any loud and continued noise: the clamor of traffic.
4. to make a clamor; raise an outcry.
5. to drive, force, influence, etc., by clamoring: The press clamored him out of office.
6. to utter noisily: They clamored their demands.
Also, esp. Brit.,clam′our.
[1350–1400; < Middle French clamour < Latin clāmor <clām(āre) to shout (compare claim)]
syn: See noise.


Past participle: clamored
Gerund: clamoring

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Present Continuous
I am clamoring
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Present Perfect
I have clamored
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Past Continuous
I was clamoring
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Past Perfect
I had clamored
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I will clamor
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Future Perfect
I will have clamored
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Future Continuous
I will be clamoring
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been clamoring
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Future Perfect Continuous
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been clamoring
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I would clamor
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Past Conditional
I would have clamored
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.clamor - a loud harsh or strident noiseclamor - a loud harsh or strident noise  
noise - sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound); "he enjoyed the street noises"; "they heard indistinct noises of people talking"; "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels"
2.clamor - loud and persistent outcry from many people; "he ignored the clamor of the crowd"
cry, outcry, shout, vociferation, yell, call - a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition; "the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience"
Verb1.clamor - make loud demands; "he clamored for justice and tolerance"
demand - request urgently and forcefully; "The victim's family is demanding compensation"; "The boss demanded that he be fired immediately"; "She demanded to see the manager"
2.clamor - utter or proclaim insistently and noisily; "The delegates clamored their disappointment"
give tongue to, utter, express, verbalise, verbalize - articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise; "She expressed her anger"; "He uttered a curse"
3.clamor - compel someone to do something by insistent clamoring; "They clamored the mayor into building a new park"
compel, obligate, oblige - force somebody to do something; "We compel all students to fill out this form"


1. Sounds or a sound, especially when loud, confused, or disagreeable:
2. Offensively loud and insistent utterances, especially of disapproval:
Idiom: hue and cry.
3. A loud, deep, prolonged sound:
To speak or say very loudly or with a shout:


(American) clamor (ˈklӕmə) noun
(a) loud uproar.
(especially of a crowd demanding something) to make such an uproar etc. They're all clamouring to get their money back.
ˈclamorous adjective
References in classic literature ?
From time to time, this noise and clamor redoubled; the current which drove the crowd towards the grand staircase flowed backwards, became troubled, formed whirlpools.
Hence, discomfort, impatience, weariness, the liberty of a day of cynicism and folly, the quarrels which break forth for all sorts of causes--a pointed elbow, an iron-shod shoe, the fatigue of long waiting--had already, long before the hour appointed for the arrival of the ambassadors, imparted a harsh and bitter accent to the clamor of these people who were shut in, fitted into each other, pressed, trampled upon, stifled.
They remember that they too trod down a sated generation, with just such clamor and with just such scorn, and they foresee that these brave torch-bearers will presently yield their place also.
The Cobbler, under the fear of death, confessed that he had no knowledge of medicine, and was only made famous by the stupid clamors of the crowd.
In response to this clamor to establish a university in the Uva Province, the Uva Wellassa University (UWU) of Sri Lanka was established by government gazette effective 1 June 2005 in Badulla, three kilometers on to the Passara Road, in the salubrious surroundings of a panoramic location in the hills.
Due to public clamor, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has given those in the possession of old peso bills another three months to exchange the soon-to-be-demonetized currency to the new series.
The spokesperson of presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte welcomed the latest survey conducted by the SWS showing the mayor's lead over the other presidential hopefuls come 2015 elections, adding that the result also reflects of the peoples clamor for genuine change.
A Clamor for Equality: Emergence and Exile of California Activist Francisco P.
Iran shares Lebanon the clamor of the electionsC* while Israel's clamor is a "nuclear" one.
2 : a loud continuous noise <the clamor of a storm>
It was called El Clamor Publico, and made its appeal, socially, to the better class of native Californians"--its editor noted in the first issue, however, that "foreigners have demonstrated much more fervor in subscribing to the paper than the Californios themselves.
It is not the poor who clamor for abortion on demand; it is the comfortable middle class.