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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A sudden passionate expression. Or, a sudden expression of strong emotion, especially anger.

Usage examples (36)
  • When a dog accidentally wandered onto the stage and followed him around during his monologue, there was an outburst of laughter from the audience.
  • An outburst of heavy rain
  • Mr. Wilson, your outburst is a reflection of the lack of civility we see among our political leaders.
  • We both think the whole issue on Governor Dean's "outburst" is being overplayed (big surprise) by the media. for more
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