outburst


Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

out·burst

 (out′bûrst′)
n.
A sudden, violent display, as of activity or emotion: an outburst of indignation.

outburst

(ˈaʊtˌbɜːst)
n
1. a sudden and violent expression of emotion
2. an explosion or eruption

out•burst

(ˈaʊtˌbɜrst)

n.
1. a sudden and violent release or outpouring: an outburst of tears.
2. a sudden spell of activity.
3. a public disturbance; riot.
4. a bursting forth; eruption.
[1650–60]

Outburst

 an outbreak; explosion; volcanic eruption. See also outgush.
Examples: outburst of emotion; of rage; of muscular vigour, 1855; of weeping.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.outburst - an unrestrained expression of emotion
expression, reflexion, reflection, manifestation - expression without words; "tears are an expression of grief"; "the pulse is a reflection of the heart's condition"
acting out - a (usually irritating) impulsive and uncontrollable outburst by a problem child or a neurotic adult
cry - a fit of weeping; "had a good cry"
explosion - a sudden outburst; "an explosion of laughter"; "an explosion of rage"
flare - a sudden outburst of emotion; "she felt a flare of delight"; "she could not control her flare of rage"
2.outburst - a sudden intense happening; "an outburst of heavy rain"; "a burst of lightning"
happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent - an event that happens
salvo - an outburst resembling the discharge of firearms or the release of bombs
rush - a sudden burst of activity; "come back after the rush"
3.outburst - a sudden violent disturbanceoutburst - a sudden violent disturbance  
disturbance - the act of disturbing something or someone; setting something in motion

outburst

outburst

noun
1. The act of emerging violently from limits or restraints:
2. A sudden violent expression, as of emotion:
Translations
إنْفِجار، نَوْبَة غَضَب
udbrud
òaî aî brjótast út; kast
izvirdums
izbruh
parlamapatlama

outburst

[ˈaʊtbɜːst] N (gen) → estallido m, explosión f; [of anger] → arrebato m, arranque m; [of applause] → salva f
forgive my outburst last weekperdona que perdiera los estribos la semana pasada

outburst

[ˈaʊtbɜːrst] n
(= emotional words) → éclat m
I apologize for my outburst just now → Je m'excuse de m'être emporté à l'instant.
an emotional outburst → une intervention passionnée
[violence, anger, rage] → explosion f, accès m
[cheers] → tonnerre m

outburst

n (of joy, anger)Ausbruch m; outburst of temper or angerWutanfall m; outburst of feelingGefühlsausbruch m; and to what do we owe that little outburst?und warum dieser kleine Gefühlsausbruch, wenn ich mal fragen darf?

outburst

[ˈaʊtˌbɜːst] n (of anger) → scoppio; (of applause) → scroscio

outburst

(ˈautbəːst) noun
an explosion, especially of angry feelings. a sudden outburst (of rage).

outburst

n. erupción; estallido; arranque; manifestación abrupta, brote.

outburst

n (emotional) estallido, arrebato
References in classic literature ?
Once when she was alone, and after watching a prolonged and ineffectual outburst on the part of the baker, Eliza- beth Willard put her head down on her long white hands and wept.
The Indian, after his first frenzied outburst of fear, now lay quiet, as though fearing to move, moaning in pain.
But the outburst of approbation he had anticipated did not follow.
An unmistakable outburst of a drunken song at the foot of the slope:--
This -- though doubtless it might acquire additional force and volume from the child-like loyalty which the age awarded to its rulers -- was felt to be an irrepressible outburst of enthusiasm kindled in the auditors by that high strain of eloquence which was yet reverberating in their ears.
Alarmed at this terrible outburst between the two principal and responsible owners of the ship, and feeling half a mind to give up all idea of sailing in a vessel so questionably owned and temporarily commanded, I stepped aside from the door to give egress to Bildad, who, I made no doubt, was all eagerness to vanish from before the awakened wrath of Peleg.
There were high squeals and low squeals, grunts, and wails of agony; there would come a momentary lull, and then a fresh outburst, louder than ever, surging up to a deafening climax.
To wit, that this dreadful matter brought from these downtrodden people no outburst of rage against these oppressors.
It is a pain to me to this day, to remember how that old German Lear raged and wept and howled around the stage, with never a response from that hushed house, never a single outburst till the act was ended.
Wilson came to the rescue, and smoothed things down as well as he could; and in fact was entirely successful as far as the twins were concerned, for they felt sorrier for the affront put upon him by his guest's outburst of ill manners than for the insult offered to Luigi.
When Becky told her father, in strict confidence, how Tom had taken her whipping at school, the Judge was visibly moved; and when she pleaded grace for the mighty lie which Tom had told in order to shift that whipping from her shoulders to his own, the Judge said with a fine outburst that it was a noble, a generous, a mag- nanimous lie -- a lie that was worthy to hold up its head and march down through history breast to breast with George Washington's lauded Truth about the hatchet
There had been one outburst of righteous wrath occasioned by Rebecca's over-hospitable habits, which were later shown in a still more dramatic and unexpected fashion.