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uproarious

[uhp-rawr-ee-uh s, -rohr-] /ʌpˈrɔr i əs, -ˈroʊr-/
adjective
1.
characterized by or in a state of uproar; tumultuous.
2.
making an uproar; confused and noisy, as an assembly, person, etc.
3.
very funny, as a person or situation.
4.
very loud, as sounds or utterances.
5.
expressed by or producing uproar.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; uproar + -ious
Related forms
uproariously, adverb
uproariousness, noun
Synonyms
1. raging, stormy, riotous, turbulent.
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  • He was sometimes uproarious and was reputed to be of great physical strength.
  • It's true they didn't find him uproarious everywhere.
  • On screen, however, the play's final splashy set piece seems neither spontaneous nor uproarious.
  • They've traded some of their facetiousness and a lot of their spontaneity for a less uproarious but more serviceable comic style.
  • His quizzical expression at times evoked giggles and uproarious mirth.
  • Though small in physical scope, it is a big movie, full of big comic scenes including the uproarious sequence that ends the film.
  • Soon, five candidates had declared themselves to uproarious applause.
  • There is perhaps no more uproarious burlesque of the workings of the press.
  • He hits the bottle, and recites naughty limericks at an uproarious student-teacher party.
  • His laughter uproarious, his hands on his hips, discussed public anger with guffaws and shared quips.
British Dictionary definitions for uproarious

uproarious

/ʌpˈrɔːrɪəs/
adjective
1.
causing or characterized by an uproar; tumultuous
2.
extremely funny; hilarious
3.
(of laughter) loud and boisterous
Derived Forms
uproariously, adverb
uproariousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for uproarious
adj.

1791, from uproar + -ous. Related: Uproariously.

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