[uhp-rawr, -rohr]
a state of violent and noisy disturbance, as of a multitude; turmoil.
an instance of this.

1520–30; < Dutch oproer revolt, tumult, translation of German Aufruhr; sense and spelling influenced by roar

1. tumult, turbulence, commotion, hubbub, furor. See disorder. 2. clamor.
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uproar (ˈʌpˌrɔː)
a commotion or disturbance characterized by loud noise and confusion; turmoil

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Word Origin & History

1526, used by Tindale and later Coverdale as a loan-translation of Ger. Aufruhr or Du. oproer "tumult, riot," lit. "a stirring up," in Ger. and Du. Bibles (cf. Acts xxi:38), "outbreak of disorder, revolt, commotion," from Ger. auf (M.Du. op) "up" + ruhr (M.Du. roer) "a stirring, motion," related to O.E.
hreran "to move, stir, shake." Meaning "noisy shouting" is first recorded 1544, probably by mistaken association with unrelated roar. First record of uproarious is from 1819.
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Idioms & Phrases


see make a scene (an uproar).

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Example sentences
But it has provoked uproar in every corner of the health industry.
Now it would cause a huge uproar if anyone even suggested removing it.
Every couple of years, it seems, there's an uproar over the cost of scientific
The patches will supposedly address those widescreen issues that had so many
  players in an uproar.
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