clamoring


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clam·or

 (klăm′ər)
n.
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
v.intr.
1. To make a loud sustained noise or outcry.
2. To make insistent demands or complaints: clamored for tax reforms.
v.tr.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.clamoring - 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"
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The voice of the sea is seductive; never ceasing, whispering, clamoring, murmuring, inviting the soul to wander for a spell in abysses of solitude; to lose itself in mazes of inward contemplation.
Ninety per cent of the men had walked out; and they faced the task of completely remaking their labor force--and with the price of meat up thirty per cent, and the public clamoring for a settlement.
By half-past eight it is doubled; by nine it is trebled; by ten it is multiplied sixfold; and by eleven the roar has become an incredible babel of one hundred and eighty thousand conversations an hour, with fifty new voices clamoring at the exchanges every second.
In his great anxiety his heart was continually clamoring at what he considered the intolerable slowness of the generals.
Somebody tried to open my door, and walked about and through the house, and stood breathing heavily in the verandas, and just when I was falling asleep I fancied that I heard a wild hammering and clamoring above my head or on the door.
The tragic yearning her whole body expressed, as she held the baby close, arrested the boy's attention, filled him with clamoring uneasiness.
Heavy-weight champion of the United States, the fellow was still drunk with his sanguinary triumphs on that side, and clamoring for fresh conquests on ours.
Straight flew the arrow, and all shouted till the very flags that waved in the breeze shook with the sound, and the rooks and daws flew clamoring about the roofs of the old gray tower, for the shaft had lodged close beside the spot that marked the very center.
Every muscle was clamoring for bed and rest, was appalled at continuance of exertion and at thought of the trail again.
Sometimes it seems to me that all the world, all life, everything, had taken up residence inside of me and was clamoring for me to be the spokesman.
The carriage drew up at the door; the horses trampled on the gravel; the bell rung madly; the uproar of Tommie, released from the carriage and clamoring to be let in, redoubled its fury.
When he arrived home he found his mother clamoring.