- something that pours out or is poured out; an outflow, overflow, or effusion: an outpouring of sympathy from her friends.
Origin of outpouring
1750–60; out- + pouring
[noun out-pawr, -pohr; verb out-pawr, -pohr]
- to pour out.
Origin of outpour
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Related Wordsdeluge, spurt, torrent, outburst, flood, effusion, rush, jet, stream, flow, cascade, gush, discharge, issue, effluence, leakage
Examples from the Web for outpouring
This outpouring of anger was heavily lacking in reason, spellcheck, and timeliness.1D Fans Unleash Terror on 'Daily Show'
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She thanked everyone for the outpouring of love and concern that had been shown toward her and Cooper.I Was There: Inside Joan Rivers’ Funeral
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This, in turn, feeds into an outpouring of anti-Arab vitriol on social media.Is Twitter Trolling Making the Israel-Palestine Conflict Worse?
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The outpouring of comments was overwhelmingly positive, coming from Americans and Iranians alike.Gay, Iranian And Stylish in Exile
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All this has created an outpouring of national sentiment and a predictable flurry of eleventh-hour government initiatives.Former Miss Venezuela Murdered In Roadside Attack
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Ask for yourself, and all who join, the outpouring of the Spirit of Supplication.The Ministry of Intercession
Blessed, a thousand times blessed, will be the outpouring of a contrite heart.The Shadow of a Crime
Craig had barked a few oaths preliminary to an outpouring of his feelings.Joan of Arc of the North Woods
We need an outpouring of the Spirit, but are we ready for it?Broken Bread
Prayer is an outpouring of the heart in the presence of God.A Short Method Of Prayer And Spiritual Torrents
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- the act of flowing or pouring out
- something that pours out
- to pour or cause to pour out freely or rapidly
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Word Origin and History for outpouring
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