from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A condition of noisy excitement and confusion; tumult: "The uproar of the street sounded violently and hideously cacophonous” ( Virginia Woolf). See Synonyms at noise.
- n. A heated controversy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. tumultuous, noisy excitement
- n. loud confused noise, especially when coming from several sources
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Great tumult; violent disturbance and noise; noisy confusion; bustle and clamor.
- transitive v. To throw into uproar or confusion.
- intransitive v. To make an uproar.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To stir up to tumult; throw into confusion; disturb.
- To make an uproar; cause a disturbance.
- n. Great tumult; violent disturbance and noise; bustle and clamor; confusion; excitement.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. loud confused noise from many sources
- n. a state of commotion and noise and confusion
However a lot of this uproar is about the Mayor grandstanding, making an example of some dumb celebrity, while gangs and organized crime [and plenty of them] freely roam NYC with illegal handguns.
I cannot for the life of me understand what all the uproar is about.
Look at the uproar from the Police auth in the Met over officer (gulp) carrying guns on duty in public!
Attorneys whose firings sparked a political uproar is getting a second chance at the job.
Did anyone expect a democratic president to nominate a conservative judge? all of this fake-uproar is laughable.
Nick Clegg knows that he will look terrible and his party will be in uproar if he dishonours the pledges he made in opposition.
And needy teachers are awful, and usually the ones with the class in uproar …
When they were all asked about the current economic climate, he said that publishing houses were in uproar, people falling on their swords left, right and center, but in fact sales were only down about 1%.
But fans of the novels, penned by L.J. Smith, are in uproar – because Elena is a blonde in the books.
An uproar from the dogs and shrill cries from Ruth hastened him.