An example of an uproar is a series of protests after an unfavorable law is passed.
- violent disturbance or commotion, esp. one accompanied by loud, confused noise, as of shouting; tumult
- loud, confused noise; din
Origin of uproarDutch oproer, a stirring up (akin to German aufruhr) from op, up + roeren, to stir (akin to Old English hreran from Indo-European base an unverified form ?ere-, to mix, stir up): form and sense influenced, influence by roar
- A condition of noisy excitement and confusion; a tumult: “The uproar of the street sounded violently and hideously cacophonous” ( Virginia Woolf ) See Synonyms at noise.
- An impassioned protest or heated controversy: The publication of the book caused an uproar.
Origin of uproarProbably by folk etymology from Middle Low German uprōr up- up ( from up ); see upo in Indo-European roots. rōr motion ; see kerə- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present uproars, present participle uproaring, simple past and past participle uproared)
- To throw into uproar or confusion.