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Definition of "outburst" []

  • A sudden, violent display, as of activity or emotion: an outburst of indignation. (noun)
  • A sudden and violent expression of emotion (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • An explosion or eruption (noun)

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Use "outburst" in a sentence
  • "Mr. Wilson, your outburst is a reflection of the lack of civility we see among our political leaders."
  • "We both think the whole issue on Governor Dean's "outburst" is being overplayed (big surprise) by the media."
  • "September 9th, 2009 10: 03 pm ET cong. wilson 's outburst, is the worse thing i have heard in the congress to a president."