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uproarious

[uhp-rawr-ee-uh s, -rohr-]
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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

First recorded in 1810–20; uproar + -ious
Related formsup·roar·i·ous·ly, adverbup·roar·i·ous·ness, noun

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1. raging, stormy, riotous, turbulent.
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Examples from the Web for uproariously

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  • The father smiles upon him and is at once uproariously happy.

    Echoes of the War

    J. M. Barrie

  • It was then about two in the morning, and we all singing, or what we thought was singing, most uproariously.

    Tony Butler

    Charles James Lever

  • Then he laughed again, hilariously, uproariously, and not for long.

    Reels and Spindles

    Evelyn Raymond

  • Cooley greeted Mellin uproariously and Mr. Sneyd introduced the fat man.

    His Own People

    Booth Tarkington

  • At this the children laughed so uproariously, the baby awoke and began to cry.

    Brother Billy

    Frances Maragret Fox


British Dictionary definitions for uproariously

uproarious

adjective
  1. causing or characterized by an uproar; tumultuous
  2. extremely funny; hilarious
  3. (of laughter) loud and boisterous
Derived Formsuproariously, adverbuproariousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for uproariously

uproarious

adj.

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

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