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up·roar

 (ŭp′rôr′)
n.
1. A condition of noisy excitement and confusion; a tumult: "The uproar of the street sounded violently and hideously cacophonous" (Virginia Woolf). See Synonyms at noise.
2. An impassioned protest or heated controversy: The publication of the book caused an uproar.

[Probably by folk etymology from Middle Low German uprōr : up-, up (from up); see upo in Indo-European roots + rōr, motion; see kerə- in Indo-European roots.]

uproar

(ˈʌpˌrɔː)
n
a commotion or disturbance characterized by loud noise and confusion; turmoil

up•roar

(ˈʌpˌrɔr, -ˌroʊr)

n.
1. a state of violent and noisy disturbance, as of a multitude; turmoil.
2. an instance of this.
[1520–30; < Dutch oproer revolt, tumult, translation of German Aufruhr]

uproar

  • donnybrook - Donnybrook is a suburb of Dublin, Ireland, once famous for its annual fair and now used to describe a scene of uproar or disorder.
  • hurly-burly - Turmoil or an uproar.
  • rum - Once known as rumbo, rumbowling, rumbustion, or rumbullion—from a Devonshire word meaning "uproar."
  • stampede - From Mexican Spanish estampida, "crash, uproar."
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.uproar - a state of commotion and noise and confusionuproar - a state of commotion and noise and confusion
commotion, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, hurly burly, kerfuffle, to-do, disruption, disturbance, flutter - a disorderly outburst or tumult; "they were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused"
combustion - a state of violent disturbance and excitement; "combustion grew until revolt was unavoidable"
2.uproar - loud confused noise from many sourcesuproar - loud confused noise from many sources
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"

uproar

noun
1. commotion, noise, racket, riot, confusion, turmoil, brawl, mayhem, clamour, din, turbulence, pandemonium, rumpus, hubbub, hurly-burly, brouhaha, ruction (informal), hullabaloo, ruckus (informal), bagarre (French) The announcement caused uproar in the crowd.
2. protest, outrage, criticism, complaint, objection, fuss, stink (informal), outcry, furore, hue and cry The announcement could cause an uproar in the United States.

uproar

noun
1. A condition of intense public interest or excitement:
Informal: to-do.
Slang: hoo-hah.
2. An interruption of regular procedure or of public peace:
Informal: flap, to-do.
3. Sounds or a sound, especially when loud, confused, or disagreeable:
4. Offensively loud and insistent utterances, especially of disapproval:
Idiom: hue and cry.
Translations
ضَجيج، صَخَب، ضَوْضاء
vřavazmatek
oprørtumult
háreysti; ringulreiî
aurošanakņadatroksnis

uproar

[ˈʌprɔːʳ] Nalboroto m, jaleo m
this caused an uproar; at this there was (an) uproar (= shouting) → en esto se armó un alboroto; (= protesting) → en esto estallaron ruidosas las protestas
the hall was in (an) uproar (= shouting, disturbance) → había alboroto en la sala; (= protesting) → se oían protestas airadas en la sala

uproar

[ˈʌprɔːr] n
(= noise) → tumulte m, vacarme m
to be in uproar (= chaos)
The courtroom was in uproar → Le tumulte régnait dans la salle du tribunal.
(= protest) → tollé m
to cause an uproar → provoquer un tollé, déclencher un tollé
an uproar over sth, an uproar about sth → une vague de protestations à propos de qch

uproar

nAufruhr m, → Tumult m; he tried to make himself heard above the uproarer versuchte, sich über den Lärm hinweg verständlich zu machen; at this there was uproar, this caused an uproardas verursachte einen (wahren) Aufruhr or Tumult; the whole room/town was in uproarder ganze Saal/die ganze Stadt war in Aufruhr

uproar

[ˈʌpˌrɔːʳ] ntrambusto, clamore m
the whole place was in uproar → c'era un gran baccano

uproar

(ˈaproː) noun
(an outbreak of) noise, shouting etc. The whole town was in (an) uproar after the football team's victory.
upˈroarious adjective
very noisy, especially with much laughter. The team were given an uproarious welcome.
upˈroariously adverb
References in classic literature ?
Attributing this to the continuous uproar of the thunder they pushed at one of the doors, which yielded.
Our friend Charley, after disturbing the household with beat of drum and riotous shouts, races up and down the staircase, overturning of chairs, and much other uproar, began to feel the quiet and confinement within doors intolerable.
The noise and uproar were on the increase every moment.
That greeting was, indeed, a frightful outburst of sound, the uproar of the carnivora cage when the step of the bucket-bearing keeper is heard in the distance.
Keeping up this noise, tumult, and uproar, they came to where Sancho stood dazed and bewildered by what he saw and heard, and as they approached one of them called out to him, "Arm at once, your lordship, if you would not have yourself destroyed and the whole island lost.
So they did not abstain; and, in the midst of the uproar, there was a frightful concert of blasphemies and enormities of all the unbridled tongues, the tongues of clerks and students restrained during the rest of the year, by the fear of the hot iron of Saint Louis.
During the entire incident his shouts and curses were heard, as if through an enveloping uproar of such sounds of rage and fury as I had never heard from the throat of man or brute!
It was a scene of indescribable confusion and uproar.
As the flakes that fall thick upon a winter's day, when Jove is minded to snow and to display these his arrows to mankind--he lulls the wind to rest, and snows hour after hour till he has buried the tops of the high mountains, the headlands that jut into the sea, the grassy plains, and the tilled fields of men; the snow lies deep upon the forelands, and havens of the grey sea, but the waves as they come rolling in stay it that it can come no further, though all else is wrapped as with a mantle, so heavy are the heavens with snow--even thus thickly did the stones fall on one side and on the other, some thrown at the Trojans, and some by the Trojans at the Achaeans; and the whole wall was in an uproar.
Scarce had the last deep "amen" broken from the Company, when, in an instant, there rose the scream of a hundred bugles, with the deep rolling of drums and the clashing of cymbals, all sounding together in one deafening uproar.
The uproar being at once converted to applause, he invited Chromatistes, the leader of the Sedition, into the centre of the hall, to receive in the name of his followers the submission of the Hierarchy.
I am, perhaps, unduly sensitive, but I confess that the idea of being suddenly spilt into an infuriated ocean in the midst of darkness and uproar affected me always with a sensation of shrinking distaste.