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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 ?
Even the magnificent outburst at the beginning of this book, in which the unhappy woman compares her heart to a dying moon, is prefaced by vague complaint:
In the first moment of Pierre's outburst Anna Pavlovna, despite her social experience, was horror-struck.
A fresh outburst of crying led her in the right direction, and showed her the children under a table in a corner of the room.
A fitting end, this, to a life of usefulness and crime - in a last outburst of an evil passion supremely satisfied on some wild night, perhaps, to the applauding clamour of wind and wave.
It seemed to him this evening as if the cruelty of his outburst to Rosamond had made an obligation for him, and he dreaded the obligation: he dreaded Lydgate's unsuspecting good-will: he dreaded his own distaste for his spoiled life, which would leave him in motiveless levity.
Now, usually I never interrupt a woman when she is crying, as it only encourages her to continue; but there was something so unexpected and mysterious about Rosalind's sudden outburst that it was impossible not to be sympathetic.
Having asserted herself in those noble terms, she spoilt the effect of her own outburst of generosity by dropping to the sordid view of the subject in her next sentence.
There are some situations which men understand by instinct, but which reason is powerless to explain; in such cases the greatest poet is he who gives utterance to the most natural and vehement outburst of sorrow.
The Indian, after his first frenzied outburst of fear, now lay quiet, as though fearing to move, moaning in pain.
My father is an old man,' said Richard; and then with an outburst, 'And a damned sight finer fellow than either you or Dalton
She realised that my outburst of passion had been simply revenge, a fresh humiliation, and that to my earlier, almost causeless hatred was added now a personal hatred, born of envy.
The youth's reply was an outburst of crimson oaths.