Uproar meaning

ŭp'rôr'
A condition of noisy excitement and confusion; a tumult.
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The definition of an uproar is a violent disturbance or a loud noise.

An example of an uproar is a series of protests after an unfavorable law is passed.

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An impassioned protest or heated controversy.

The publication of the book caused an uproar.

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Violent disturbance or commotion, esp. one accompanied by loud, confused noise, as of shouting; tumult.
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Loud, confused noise; din.
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Loud confused noise, especially when coming from several sources.
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To throw into uproar or confusion.
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Origin of uproar

  • Probably by folk etymology from Middle Low German uprōr up- up (from up) upo in Indo-European roots rōr motion kerə- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Translation of German Aufruhr or Dutch oproer.
    From Wiktionary