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Definition of uproar noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [uncountable, singular]
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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.
  2. 2a situation in which there is a lot of public criticism and angry argument about something that someone has said or done synonym outcry The article caused (an) uproar.
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