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Definition of "uproar" []

  • A condition of noisy excitement and confusion; tumult: "The uproar of the street sounded violently and hideously cacophonous” ( Virginia Woolf). See Synonyms at noise. (noun)
  • A heated controversy. (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.

Use "uproar" in a sentence
  • "However a lot of this uproar is about the Mayor grandstanding, making an example of some dumb celebrity, while gangs and organized crime [and plenty of them] freely roam NYC with illegal handguns."
  • "I cannot for the life of me understand what all the uproar is about."
  • "Look at the uproar from the Police auth in the Met over officer (gulp) carrying guns on duty in public!"