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English noun: outburst

1. outburst (communication) an unrestrained expression of emotion


Synonymsblowup, ebullition, effusion, gush


Broader (hypernym)expression, manifestation, reflection, reflexion


Narrower (hyponym)acting out, cry, explosion, flare

2. outburst (event) a sudden intense happening


SamplesAn outburst of heavy rain.
A burst of lightning.


Synonymsburst, flare-up


Broader (hypernym)happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent


Narrower (hyponym)rush, salvo

3. outburst (act) a sudden violent disturbance


Synonymstumultuous disturbance


Broader (hypernym)disturbance









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