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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 of uproarious
1810-1820
1810-20; uproar + -ious
Related forms
uproariously, adverb
uproariousness, noun
Synonyms
1. raging, stormy, riotous, turbulent.
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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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