What does uproar mean?

uproar meaning in General Dictionary

loud confused sound from many sources

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  • circumstances of commotion and sound and confusion
  • Great tumult violent disruption and noise loud confusion bustle and clamor
  • To toss into uproar or confusion
  • In order to make an uproar
  • Great tumult; violent disruption and noise; noisy confusion; bustle and clamor.
  • To throw into uproar or confusion.
  • to create an uproar.

uproar meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1520s, "outbreak of disorder, revolt, commotion," used by Tindale and soon after Coverdale as a loan-translation of German Aufruhr or Dutch oproer "tumult, riot," literally "a stirring up," in German and Dutch bibles (as with Acts xxi:38). From German auf (Middle Dutch op) "up" (see up (adv.)) + ruhr (Middle Dutch roer) "a stirring, motion," regarding Old English hreran "to move, blend, shake" (see uncommon (adj.2)). Meaning "noisy shouting" is first recorded 1540s, most likely by mistaken association with unrelated roar.


uproar meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) Great tumult; violent disturbance and sound; noisy confusion; bustle and clamor.

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  • (v. t.) To throw into uproar or confusion.
  • (v. i.) In order to make an uproar.

Sentence Examples with the word uproar

Osiander's divergence from Luther's doctrine of justification by faith involved him in a violent quarrel with Melanchthon, who had adherents in Konigsberg, and these theological disputes soon created an uproar in the town.

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