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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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  • 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
  • The people are uproariously demonstrative; they are shouting: 'Huzza!

  • You speak almost as uproariously as Neale does, said Ruth, smiling.

  • They appear to have been uproariously and outrageously Irish.

    The Irish at the Front Michael MacDonagh
  • So they came, and were welcomed, I was going to say, uproariously.

    Pine Needles Susan Bogert Warner
British Dictionary definitions for uproariously

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 uproariously

uproarious

adj.

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

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