Definition of uproar noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈʌprɔː(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈʌprɔːr//
    [uncountable, singular] Anger
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  1. 1a situation in which people shout and make a lot of noise because they are angry or upset about something The room was in (an) uproar. Her comments provoked (an) uproar from the audience. We could no longer hear him above the uproar. See related entries: Anger
  2. 2a situation in which there is a lot of public criticism and angry argument about something that somebody has said or done synonym outcry The article caused (an) uproar.
  3. Word Originearly 16th cent.: from Middle Dutch uproer, from op ‘up’ + roer ‘confusion’, associated with roar.Extra examples Can you imagine the uproar if alcohol was banned? Financial markets were in uproar after the crash of the rouble. The classroom was in an uproar. The trial proceeded amid uproar. There was a great uproar over plans to pull down the old library. a huge public uproar over taxation plans He made the announcement in the House of Commons amid uproar. Her comments provoked an uproar from the audience. Such plans would no doubt have provoked uproar from environmentalists. The article caused an uproar when it was published. The trial ended in uproar.
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