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uproarious

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj uproarious marked by or causing boisterous merriment or convulsive laughter "hilarious broad comedy","a screaming farce","uproarious stories"
    • adj uproarious uncontrollably noisy
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Uproarious Making, or accompanied by, uproar, or noise and tumult; as, uproarious merriment.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • uproarious Making or accompanied by a great uproar, noise, or tumult; tumultuous; noisy; loud.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Uproarious making or accompanied by great uproar
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Dut. oproer, from op, up, and roeren (Ger. rühren, A.S. hréran), to stir; the form due to confusion with roar.

Usage

In literature:

Duncan was a perfect champion; his strength and activity were marvellous, and his mirth uproarious.
"Eric, or Little by Little" by Frederic W. Farrar
The crowd was by now getting uproarious and impatient of volunteer effort to humble Darrell's challenge.
"Americans All" by Various
It was an uproarious pack which greeted them.
"Mistress Anne" by Temple Bailey
Songs were sung, toasts were given, and the health of the young heir of Kilfinnan was drunk with uproarious cheers.
"The Heir of Kilfinnan" by W.H.G. Kingston
I trembled violently, and Jack became again uproarious and sarcastic.
"Freaks on the Fells" by R.M. Ballantyne
Mr Digby is too old for it now, but I have heard say that when he was a younger man, he used to be as uproarious as anybody.
"Out in the Forty-Five" by Emily Sarah Holt
One man laughed uproariously.
"Talents, Incorporated" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Englishmen never were uproarious in their mirth, as Froissart once reminded us.
"The History of "Punch"" by M. H. Spielmann
Freddie was pounding her with all his little strength and crying uproariously.
"A Missionary Twig" by Emma L. Burnett
They were uproariously applauded.
"The Gods are Athirst" by Anatole France
Dick was uproarious in his applause whenever a man was killed.
"The Telegraph Boy" by Horatio Alger, Jr.
Meanwhile, the royal marriage festivities went on uproariously at Canterbury.
"Earl Hubert's Daughter" by Emily Sarah Holt
He gives up his whole house to the uproarious band, beginning himself to tear down the battered shutters.
"The Standard Operaglass" by Charles Annesley
Florence was quiet enough as they trudged along through the streets that had been so crowded, so uproarious, yesterday.
"The God of Love" by Justin Huntly McCarthy
The bleachers laughed uproariously.
"Stanford Stories" by Charles K. Field
I forgot even Clara in the uproarious mirth that followed.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 54, No. 334, August 1843" by Various
Larking, sometimes uproarious, met with personal sympathy, if official condemnation.
"From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life" by Captain A. T. Mahan
He had hardly uttered the words, when, sure enough, the door flew open, amidst a peal of uproarious laughter.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 56, Number 347, September, 1844" by Various
The crowd was uproarious.
"Northern Lights" by Gilbert Parker
They love the Good; they worship Truth; They laugh uproariously in youth.
"Hilaire Belloc" by C. Creighton Mandell
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In poetry:

When Rome was uproarious, her knowing patricians
Made "Bread and the Circus" a cure for each row;
But not so the plan of our noble physicians,
"No Bread and the Tread-mill" 's the regimen now.
"An Expostulation to Lord King" by Thomas Moore
With long deep breaths his path he ploughed,
And he hailed the heavenly day;
Jubilant shouted the gazing crowd,
"He lives! he is there! he broke away!
Out of the grave, the whirlpool uproarious,
The hero hath rescued his life victorious!"
"The Diver" by George MacDonald

In news:

We stared at the desks with no inkwells, turned to each other and without prompting we both began to laugh uproariously.
"The Dictator" begins with a loving dedication to Kim Jong-Il and concludes with an uproariously funny, brutally ironic and satire-drenched speech.
Wife' has an uproarious second act.
The audience fairly exploded Saturday night in the most uproarious ovation I can remember at a Dallas Symphony Orchestra classical concert.
Yes, I opened my mouth Saturday night and inserted a size 11 1/2 foot which my family, friends and Facebook followers found uproariously amusing.
Like a zombie playing opossum, the fifth and final entry in the pallid %22Twilight%22 franchise makes one last, uproarious grasp for attention.
A read-aloud gem, this uproarious picture book contains an absurdly appropriate plot.
For nearly an hour on Saturday, uproarious laughter erupted from the back of the Sarasota Barnes & Noble, where author and actress Ali Wentworth regaled an overflow audience with anecdotes from her new book, Ali in Wonderland.
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is given an uproarious reading by Theatre Arlington.
An uproariously authentic characterization of Mark Twain 's stories and lecture series with a first-person, Chautauqua-style audience question and answer session included.
Parker, Stone make good with uproarious Book of Mormon.
In the very first sentence of her poignant and often uproarious memoir, Mishna Wolff declares that she is white.
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