- a state of violent and noisy disturbance, as of a multitude; turmoil.
- an instance of this.
Origin of uproar
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Examples from the Web for uproar
There was a bit of an uproar from Tolkien purists about her being included in...‘No Regrets’: Peter Jackson Says Goodbye to Middle-Earth
December 4, 2014
But the killers clearly failed to anticipate the uproar that would follow.Mexico’s First Lady of Murder Is on the Lam
October 29, 2014
While Kilmeade walked back the comment the next day after an uproar, he did not apologize.The Fox News Apology Tour
October 1, 2014
These comments incited an uproar among Iroquois fans believing Kessenich had disrespected their tradition.A Millennium After Inventing the Game, the Iroquois Are Lacrosse’s New Superpower
July 21, 2014
The uproar denouncing Alice was so swift that ABC Family cancelled it before even shooting the pilot.For Muslims, Howard Gordon’s ‘Tyrant’ Is a Step in the Right Direction
June 24, 2014
Omar Ben became conscious of an uproar beyond the garden wall.A Night Out
At that moment there was an uproar from the upper part of the hotel.Way of the Lawless
When last seen, the environs of the works were filled with violence and uproar.The Last of the Mohicans
James Fenimore Cooper
There was a sudden lull in the uproar when Mr. Minturn opened the door.
I heard the uproar of people behind the door and of the crowd in the street.My Double Life
- a commotion or disturbance characterized by loud noise and confusion; turmoil
Word Origin and History for uproar
1520s, used by Tindale and later Coverdale as a loan-translation of German Aufruhr or Dutch oproer "tumult, riot," literally "a stirring up," in German and Dutch bibles (cf. Acts xxi:38), "outbreak of disorder, revolt, commotion," from German auf (Middle Dutch op) "up" + ruhr (Middle Dutch roer) "a stirring, motion," related to Old English hreran "to move, stir, shake" (see rare (adj.2)). Meaning "noisy shouting" is first recorded 1540s, probably by mistaken association with unrelated roar.