What does uproar mean?

Definitions for uproar
ˈʌpˌrɔr, -ˌroʊrup·roar

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tumult, tumultuousness, uproar, garboilnoun

    a state of commotion and noise and confusion

  2. hubbub, uproar, brouhaha, katzenjammernoun

    loud confused noise from many sources


  1. uproarnoun

    tumultuous, noisy excitement

  2. uproarnoun

    loud confused noise, especially when coming from several sources

  3. Etymology: Translation of Aufruhr or oproer.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. UPROARnoun

    Tumult; bustle; disturbance; confusion.

    Etymology: oproer, Dutch.

    The Jews which believed not, set all the city on an uproar. Acts xvii. 5.

    It were well if his holiness had not set the world in an uproar, by nourishing of war. Walter Raleigh.

    He levied forces in a disorder’d uproar, albeit the treason rested in him and some other his complices. John Hayward.

    Others with vast Typhæan rage more fell,
    Rend up both rocks and hills, and ride the air
    In whirlwind: hell scarce holds the wild uproar. John Milton.

    Horror thus prevail’d,
    And wild uproar! ah, who at length will end
    This long pernicious fray? Philips.

    The impiety of this sentiment set the audience in an uproar; and made Socrates, though an intimate friend of the poet, go out of the theatre with indignation. Addison.

  2. To Uproarverb

    To throw into confusion. Not in use.

    Etymology: from the noun.

    Had I power, I should
    Pour the sweet milk of concord into hell,
    Uproar the universal peace, confound
    All unity on earth. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.


  1. Uproar

    Uproar is a song by American rapper Lil Wayne. The song features vocals and production from American record producer Swizz Beatz. Young Money Entertainment, Republic Records and Universal Music Group released it to rhythmic radio on October 5, 2018, as the lead single from Wayne's twelfth studio album, Tha Carter V. "Uproar" contains a sample of "Special Delivery", performed by G. Dep and P. Diddy.


  1. uproar

    Uproar is a state of intense excitement, confusion, commotion, or protest often expressed publicly. It usually refers to a loud noise, disturbance, or tumult due to a large number of people expressing strong, typically negative feelings about something.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Uproarnoun

    great tumult; violent disturbance and noise; noisy confusion; bustle and clamor

  2. Uproarverb

    to throw into uproar or confusion

  3. Uproarverb

    to make an uproar

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Uproar

    up′rōr, n. noise and tumult: bustle and clamour.—v.t. Uproar′ (Shak.), to throw into uproar or confusion.—v.i. to make an uproar.—adj. Uproar′ious, making or accompanied by great uproar.—adv. Uproar′iously.—n. Uproar′iousness, the state of being uproarious, noisy, or riotous. [Dut. oproer, from op, up, and roeren (Ger. rühren, A.S. hréran), to stir; the form due to confusion with roar.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of uproar in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of uproar in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of uproar in a Sentence

  1. Walter Benjamin:

    Nothing is poorer than a truth expressed as it was thought. Committed to writing in such cases, it is not even a bad photograph. Truth wants to be startled abruptly, at one stroke, from her self-immersion, whether by uproar, music or cries for help.

  2. Lakshheish M Patel:

    May 2022 month's stock market crash is worse than that of March 2019 and still 7 days to go of this month, yet there is no uproar in the news channels and no tweets for this because no agency has been paid by brokers for creating shout out

  3. Kana Sasakura:

    There will be a public uproar if the prosecutors decide not to prosecute Carlos Ghosn.

  4. Michael Plaisted:

    But I don't think he should have gotten that many years under these circumstances, but I think that the dynamic of the hate crime allegation and the uproar in the community led to it.

  5. Ilhan Omar:

    You might have noticed how when he said go back to where you came from there was an uproar through all of our communities, because every single person who is brown or black, at some point in their life in this country, heard that.

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    the act of making a noisy disturbance
    A rumpus
    B abduct
    C abash
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