adjective Date: 1800 1. marked by uproar 2. very noisy and full 3. extremely funny <
an uproarious comedy
uproariously adverbuproariousness noun

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  • Uproarious — Up*roar i*ous, a. Making, or accompanied by, uproar, or noise and tumult; as, uproarious merriment. [1913 Webster] {Up*roar i*ous*ly}, adv. {Up*roar i*ous*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • uproarious — [up rôr′ē əs] adj. 1. making, or characterized by, an uproar; tumultuous 2. a) loud and boisterous, as laughter b) causing such laughter [an uproarious joke] uproariously adv. uproariousness n …   English World dictionary

  • uproarious — index disorderly Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • uproarious — 1818, from UPROAR (Cf. uproar) + OUS (Cf. ous). Related: Uproariously …   Etymology dictionary

  • uproarious — ► ADJECTIVE 1) characterized by or provoking uproar. 2) very funny. DERIVATIVES uproariously adverb uproariousness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • uproarious — [[t]ʌprɔ͟ːriəs[/t]] ADJ When events or people are uproarious, they make people laugh in a very noisy way. [LITERARY] He had spent several uproarious evenings at the Embassy Club... The noise of talk and laughter was uproarious. Derived words:… …   English dictionary

  • uproarious — up|roar|i|ous [ ʌp rɔriəs ] adjective extremely noisy and loud: uproarious laughter a. causing very loud laughter: uproarious humor ╾ up|roar|i|ous|ly adverb …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • uproarious — adjective 1) an uproarious party Syn: riotous, rowdy, noisy, loud, wild, unrestrained, unruly, rip roaring, rollicking, boisterous, rambunctious, knockabout Ant: quiet 2) …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • uproarious — UK [ʌpˈrɔːrɪəs] / US [ʌpˈrɔrɪəs] adjective a) extremely noisy and loud uproarious laughter b) causing very loud laughter uproarious humour Derived word: uproariously adverb …   English dictionary

  • uproarious — adj. Uproarious is used with these nouns: ↑laughter …   Collocations dictionary

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