uproar

[ uhp-rawr, -rohr ]
/ ˈʌpˌrɔr, -ˌroʊr /

noun

a state of violent and noisy disturbance, as of a multitude; turmoil.
an instance of this.

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Origin of uproar

1520–30; <Dutch oproer revolt, tumult, translation of German Aufruhr; sense and spelling influenced by roar

synonym study for uproar

1. See disorder.
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British Dictionary definitions for uproar

uproar
/ (ˈʌpˌrɔː) /

noun

a commotion or disturbance characterized by loud noise and confusion; turmoil
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Idioms and Phrases with uproar

uproar

see make a scene (an uproar).

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