uproarious

[ uhp-rawr-ee-uhs, -rohr- ]
/ ʌpˈrɔr i əs, -ˈroʊr- /

adjective

characterized by or in a state of uproar; tumultuous.
making an uproar; confused and noisy, as an assembly, person, etc.
very funny, as a person or situation.
very loud, as sounds or utterances.
expressed by or producing uproar.

Nearby words

  1. uprightly,
  2. uprise,
  3. uprising,
  4. upriver,
  5. uproar,
  6. uproot,
  7. uprose,
  8. uprouse,
  9. uprush,
  10. ups

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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British Dictionary definitions for uproarious

uproarious

/ (ʌpˈrɔːrɪəs) /

adjective

causing or characterized by an uproar; tumultuous
extremely funny; hilarious
(of laughter) loud and boisterous
Derived Formsuproariously, adverbuproariousness, noun

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Word Origin and History for uproarious

uproarious

adj.

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

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