outcry

  • 1outcry — out‧cry [ˈaʊtkraɪ] ➔ open outcry * * * outcry UK US /ˈaʊtkraɪ/ noun [U] ► STOCK MARKET, FINANCE OPEN OUTCRY(Cf. ↑open outcry) …

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  • 2Outcry — Out cry , n. 1. A vehement or loud cry; a cry of distress, alarm, opposition, or detestation; clamor. [1913 Webster] 2. Sale at public auction. Massinger. Thackeray. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3outcry — I noun accusation, blame, brawl, broken silence, bruit, burst of sound, castigation, censure, charge, chiding, chorus, clamor, clamorousness, complaint, condemnation, convicium, criticism, cry, denunciation, diatribe, din, disapprobation,… …

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  • 4outcry — (n.) mid 14c., act of crying aloud, from OUT (Cf. out) + CRY (Cf. cry). In metaphoric sense of public protest, first attested 1911 in George Bernard Shaw …

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  • 5outcry — [n] scream, exclamation clamor, commotion, complaint, convulsion, cry, ferment, flak*, hoo ha*, howl, hubba hubba*, hullabaloo*, noise, objection, outburst, protest, screech, tumult, uproar, upturn, yell; concepts 77,278 Ant. quiet, silence …

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  • 6outcry — ► NOUN (pl. outcries) ▪ a strong expression of public disapproval …

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  • 7outcry — [out′krī΄] n. pl. outcries 1. a crying out 2. a strong objection …

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  • 8outcry — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ great, huge, massive ▪ immediate ▪ public ▪ national ▪ international …

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  • 9outcry — n. 1) to make, raise an outcry 2) a public outcry 3) an outcry against; for * * * [ aʊtkraɪ] for a public outcry an outcry against to make. raise an outcry …

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  • 10outcry — out|cry [ˈautkraı] n [>C usually singular, U] an angry protest by a lot of ordinary people ▪ The closure of the local hospital has caused a huge public outcry . outcry against/about/over ▪ a national outcry about the lack of gun control laws… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11outcry — UK [ˈaʊtˌkraɪ] / US noun [countable, usually singular] Word forms outcry : singular outcry plural outcries an angry expression of protest or shock by a lot of people, as a reaction to something that someone has done or to something that has… …

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  • 12outcry — out|cry [ aut,kraı ] noun count or uncount usually singular an angry expression of protest or shock by a lot of people, as a reaction to something someone has done or to something that has happened: A massive public outcry followed the… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13outcry — [[t]a͟ʊtkraɪ[/t]] outcries N VAR: usu with supp An outcry is a reaction of strong disapproval and anger shown by the public or media about a recent event. The killing caused an international outcry... There was public outcry from those opposed to …

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  • 14outcry — 1. noun a) a loud cry or uproar His appearance was greeted with an outcry of jeering. b) a strong protest The proposal was met with a public outcry. 2. verb …

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  • 15outcry — noun (singular) an angry protest by a lot of ordinary people: The closure of our local hospital has caused a huge public outcry. (+ against): an outcry against this waste of public money …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16outcry — noun 1) an outcry of passion Syn: shout, exclamation, cry, yell, howl, roar, scream; informal holler 2) public outcry Syn: protest(s), protestation(s), complaints, objections …

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