AskDefine | Define outburst

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1 an unrestrained expression of emotion [syn: effusion, gush, blowup, ebullition]
2 a sudden violent happening; "an outburst of heavy rain"; "a burst of lightning" [syn: burst, flare-up]
3 a sudden violent disturbance [syn: tumultuous disturbance]

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  1. a sudden, violent expression of emotion or activity
The man let out an outburst of invective

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