Definition of Outburst

1. Noun. An unrestrained expression of emotion.

Exact synonyms: Blowup, Ebullition, Effusion, Gush
Generic synonyms: Expression, Manifestation, Reflection, Reflexion
Specialized synonyms: Acting Out, Cry, Explosion, Flare
Derivative terms: Blow Up, Effuse, Gush, Gushy



2. Noun. A sudden intense happening. "A burst of lightning"
Exact synonyms: Burst, Flare-up
Generic synonyms: Happening, Natural Event, Occurrence, Occurrent
Specialized synonyms: Salvo, Rush
Derivative terms: Flare Up

3. Noun. A sudden violent disturbance.
Exact synonyms: Tumultuous Disturbance
Generic synonyms: Disturbance

Definition of Outburst

1. n. A bursting forth.

Definition of Outburst

1. Verb. (intransitive) To burst out. ¹

2. Noun. a sudden, violent expression of emotion or activity ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Outburst

1. a sudden and violent outpouring [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Outburst

outbulging
outbulk
outbulked
outbulking
outbulks
outbullied
outbullies
outbully
outbullying
outburn
outburned
outburning
outburns
outburnt
outburp
outburst (current term)
outburst flood
outbursted
outbursting
outbursts
outbuy
outbuying
outbuys
outby
outbye
outcalls
outcampaign
outcampaigned
outcampaigning

Literary usage of Outburst

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1. Engineering Geology Applied to the Design and Operation of Underground Coal by C. Richard Dunrud (2000)
"u .36 Push" (gas outburst) Position of miner at time of outburst ... Map location of an outburst in the Redstone area, Pitkin County, Colo., in 1969. ..."

2. A History of English Prosody from the Twelfth Century to the Present Day by George Saintsbury (1908)
"... then by dwelling a little on the great sonnet-outburst of the decade mainly succeeding the Armada ; and lastly, by considering in particular the lyrical ..."

3. Sailing Alone Around the World by Joshua Slocum (1901)
"CHAPTER VII Weighing anchor at Buenos Aires — An outburst of emotion at the mouth of the Plate — Submerged by a great wave — A stormy entrance to the ..."

4. Daniel Deronda by George Eliot (1876)
"Ezra sat down again and said nothing—exhausted by the shock of his own irrepressible utterance, the outburst of feelings which for years he had borne in ..."

5. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1901)
"They cannot tell what I have lost,' she said ; but she was not indifferent to the mighty outburst of compassion. Personal sympathy with her in her ..."

6. Southern History of the War: The First Year of the War by Edward Alfred Pollard (1864)
"The outburst of Applause in Europe.—Tribute from the London " Times."—Public Opinion in England.—Distinction between the People and the Government. ..."

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