• (British) IPA: /ˈʌpɹɔː/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈʌpɹɔːɹ/


  1. Tumultuous, noisy excitement. [from 1520s]
  2. Loud confused noise, especially when coming from several sources.
  3. A loud protest, controversy, outrage
Synonyms Translations Translations Verb

uproar (uproars, present participle uproaring; past and past participle uproared)

  1. (transitive) To throw into uproar or confusion.
    • circa 1605 William Shakespeare, Macbeth, Act IV, Scene 3,
      […] had I power, I should
      Pour the sweet milk of concord into hell,
      Uproar the universal peace, confound
      All unity on earth.
  2. (intransitive) To make an uproar.
    • 1661, William Caton, The Abridgment of Eusebius Pamphilius’s Ecclesiastical History, London: Francis Holden, 1698, Part II, p. 110, note,
      […] through their Tumultuous Uproaring have they caused the peaceable and harmless to suffer […]
    • 1824, Thomas Carlyle (translator), Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, New York: A.L. Burt, 1839, Book 4, Chapter 8, pp. 210-211,
      […] the landlady entering at this very time with news that his wife had been delivered of a dead child, he yielded to the most furious ebullitions; while, in accordance with him, all howled and shrieked, and bellowed and uproared, with double vigor.
    • 1828, Robert Montgomery (poet), The Omnipresence of the Deity, London: Samuel Maunder, Part II, p. 56,
      When red-mouth’d cannons to the clouds uproar,
      And gasping hosts sleep shrouded in their gore,
    • 1829, Mason Locke Weems, The Life of General Francis Marion, Philadelphia: Joseph Allen, Chapter 12, p. 106,
      Officers, as well as men, now mingle in the uproaring strife, and snatching the weapons of the slain, swell the horrid carnage.

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