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来自荷兰语uproer, 骚乱，up,向上，-roer, 摇动，搅拌，词源同rare, 翻炒，半熟。引申词义骚乱。而吵闹义可能是受roar影响的拼写讹误。
- uproar:  Uproar has no direct etymological connection with roar. It originally meant ‘uprising, insurrection’, and was borrowed from Dutch oproer. This is a compound formed from op ‘up’ and roer ‘movement’. It was first used in English by William Tindale, in his 1526 translation of the Bible (for Acts 21:38 he has ‘that Egyptian which made an uproar, and led out into the wilderness about four thousand men’). The sense ‘loud outcry’, which was inspired of course by the similarity of roar, emerged as early as the 1540s.
- uproar (n.)
- 1520s, "outbreak of disorder, revolt, commotion," used by Tindale and later Coverdale as a loan-translation of German Aufruhr or Dutch oproer "tumult, riot," literally "a stirring up," in German and Dutch bibles (as in Acts xxi:38). From German auf (Middle Dutch op) "up" (see up (adv.)) + ruhr (Middle Dutch roer) "a stirring, motion," related to Old English hreran "to move, stir, shake" (see rare (adj.2)). Meaning "noisy shouting" is first recorded 1540s, probably by mistaken association with unrelated roar.
- 1. The surprise announcement could cause an uproar in the United States.
- 2. The courtroom was in an uproar.
- 3. The uproar was enough to rouse both the quick and the dead.
- 4. She could hear the uproar in the room.
- 5. The audience burst into an uproar.
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