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uproarious

[uhp-rawr-ee-uhs, -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.
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Origin of uproarious

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

Synonyms for uproarious

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1. raging, stormy, riotous, turbulent.
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Related Words for uproarious

humorous, amusing, comical, boisterous, clamorous, hilarious, disorderly, loud, noisy, obstreperous, wild, rackety, funny, side-splitting, confused, turbulent

Examples from the Web for uproarious

Contemporary Examples of uproarious

Historical Examples of uproarious

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for uproarious

uproarious

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

adj.

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

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