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uproar

up·roar

uproar

 
 
pronunciation:
uhp ror
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a loud, confused disturbance; commotion; tumult.
When the announcement was made, there was an uproar on the floor of the stock exchange.There was an uproar in the theater when the shot was fired.
synonyms:
commotion, hubbub
antonyms:
calm
similar words:
affray, brouhaha, clamor, din, disorder, disturbance, fracas, furor, outcry, pandemonium, racket, riot, tempest, to-do, tumult, turmoil
definition 2: a very active debate or controversy.
There was an uproar in the press when the scandal broke.The firing of the teacher caused an uproar among the faculty.
synonyms:
furor
similar words:
clamor, commotion, controversy, debate, fuss, hoopla, stir