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uproar

[uhp-rawr, -rohr] /ˈʌpˌrɔr, -ˌroʊr/
noun
1.
a state of violent and noisy disturbance, as of a multitude; turmoil.
2.
an instance of this.
Origin of uproar
1520-1530
1520-30; < Dutch oproer revolt, tumult, translation of German Aufruhr; sense and spelling influenced by roar
Synonyms
1. tumult, turbulence, commotion, hubbub, furor. See disorder. 2. clamor.
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  • Everything was now in an uproar, some calling for their pistols, some for their horses, and some for another flask of wine.

    The Hound of the Baskervilles Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Omar Ben became conscious of an uproar beyond the garden wall.

    A Night Out Edward Peple
  • No one in Ireland could stand against the earl, and when the earl was out of Ireland the whole island was in an uproar.

    The Story Of Ireland Emily Lawless
  • At that moment there was an uproar from the upper part of the hotel.

    Way of the Lawless Max Brand
  • This uproar woke up Drewyer and Lewis, who were in the tepee.

British Dictionary definitions for uproar

uproar

/ˈʌpˌrɔː/
noun
1.
a commotion or disturbance characterized by loud noise and confusion; turmoil
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Word Origin and History for uproar
n.

1520s, used by Tindale and later Coverdale as a loan-translation of German Aufruhr or Dutch oproer "tumult, riot," literally "a stirring up," in German and Dutch bibles (cf. Acts xxi:38), "outbreak of disorder, revolt, commotion," from German auf (Middle Dutch op) "up" + ruhr (Middle Dutch roer) "a stirring, motion," related to Old English hreran "to move, stir, shake" (see rare (adj.2)). Meaning "noisy shouting" is first recorded 1540s, probably by mistaken association with unrelated roar.

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