What does outcry mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cry, outcry, call, yell, shout, vociferationverb

    a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition

    "the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience"

  2. outshout, outcryverb

    shout louder than

  3. exclaim, cry, cry out, outcry, call out, shoutverb

    utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy

    "`I won!' he exclaimed"; "`Help!' she cried"; "`I'm here,' the mother shouted when she saw her child looking lost"


  1. outcrynoun

    a loud cry or uproar

    His appearance was greeted with an outcry of jeering.

  2. outcrynoun

    a strong protest

    The proposal was met with a public outcry.

  3. outcryverb

    To cry out.

  4. outcryverb

    To cry louder than.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Outcry

    owt′krī, n. a loud cry of distress: a confused noise: a public auction.—v.t. to cry louder than.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of outcry in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of outcry in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of outcry in a Sentence

  1. Superintendent Dr. Rachel Savage:

    While outcry over the incident understandably calls for answers and justice, few details of this school-based investigation can actually be revealed. This must not be misunderstood or mistaken for lack of action.

  2. Chip Roy:

    Because the PGA Tour doesn't want to deal with any of the outcry from the left that 'Oh my gosh that they catch one of their spectators out on the side of a golf course, in 80-degree Austin, outdoors,'.

  3. Merav Fine Braun:

    Students are feeling lonely because they're not seeing the kind of outcry about anti-Semitism that they themselves participated in, in other formats of hate, seeing silence on the internet is deafening.

  4. Allison Ross:

    Query as to what the outcry and outrage would be if the word Muslim, or African-American, or transgender, or gay was substituted for Jew, we think we know. Swift action would follow and people would be held accountable, whether there was any intention to hurt or not. Heads would roll. Classes would be canceled. Protests would follow. Weve seen it -- time and again.

  5. Ted Wheeler:

    It is clear, based on the public outcry, on themedia outcry, on the national front, that that strategy was not the right strategy, i think we can all acknowledge that.

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