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uproarious

[uhp-rawr-ee-uh s, -rohr-] /ʌpˈrɔr i əs, -ˈroʊr-/
adjective
1.
characterized by or in a state of uproar; tumultuous.
2.
making an uproar; confused and noisy, as an assembly, person, etc.
3.
very funny, as a person or situation.
4.
very loud, as sounds or utterances.
5.
expressed by or producing uproar.
Origin of uproarious
1810-1820
First recorded in 1810-20; uproar + -ious
Related forms
uproariously, adverb
uproariousness, noun
Synonyms
1. raging, stormy, riotous, turbulent.
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  • For Tobe was rolling about the room in an ecstasy of uproarious mirth.

  • The more part received the divine message in uproarious jubilation.

  • I slunk on and on, shivering with cold, through the uproarious streets.

    The Arrow of Gold Joseph Conrad
  • Amid the uproarious merriment provoked by their speeches I sat in silence.

    The O'Ruddy Stephen Crane
  • Outside the most uproarious music could be heard: no one would have heard the cry for help.

    Debts of Honor Maurus Jkai
  • uproarious and naïve are the humours of South Street, lying just behind us.

    Pipefuls

    Christopher Morley
  • With others he took part in the uproarious merriment of the occasion.

    The Kentucky Ranger Edward T. Curnick
British Dictionary definitions for uproarious

uproarious

/ʌpˈrɔːrɪəs/
adjective
1.
causing or characterized by an uproar; tumultuous
2.
extremely funny; hilarious
3.
(of laughter) loud and boisterous
Derived Forms
uproariously, adverb
uproariousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for uproarious
adj.

1791, from uproar + -ous. Related: Uproariously.

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