uproar

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Etymology[edit]

Calque of Dutch oproer or German Aufruhr[1].

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Noun[edit]

uproar (countable and uncountable, plural uproars)

  1. Tumultuous, noisy excitement. [from 1520s]
  2. Loud confused noise, especially when coming from several sources.

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Verb[edit]

uproar (third-person singular simple present uproars, present participle uproaring, simple past and past participle uproared)

  1. (transitive) To throw into uproar or confusion.
    • Shakespeare
      Uproar the universal peace.
  2. (intransitive) To make an uproar.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ uproar” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2018.