outcry outcry  /ˈaʊt ˌkraɪ/


  1. (n) a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition
  2. (v) shout louder than
  3. (v) utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy


  1. The law's failure to identify the killer led to such an outcry that both the home secretary and London police commissioner resigned in disgrace.
  2. After an outcry from, really, practically everyone, the book was pulled from stores and the TV interview canceled.


  1. Support for higher education is a low priority

    The recent outcry against the Kansas Legislature's whack at higher education funding came too late t ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Hutchinson News

  2. Facebook and Microsoft Shared Some of Their Government Data Request Numbers

    In response to the public outcry over the National Security Agency's surveillance programs, tech companies last week asked United States officials to allow them to be more open about the circumstances under which they give user data to the government.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: New York Magazine

  3. Despite outcry, fired Round Lake Library employee not reinstated by board

    ROUND LAKE — Despite outcry from village residents, Round Lake Library’s Board of Trustees did not reinstate former library employee Theresa Marchione at its meeting Tuesday night.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Troy Record


  1. "A decision by the Rudd Government to close Australia's ports to us would bring a political outcry," Captain Watson said. "Australian and New Zealand ports are presently closed to Japanese whaling vessels, and not Sea Shepherd vessels, for...
    on Jan 4, 2009 By: Paul Watson Source: The Age

  2. Clinton said that if HIV/AIDS were the "leading cause of death of white women between the ages of 25 and 34, there would be an outraged outcry in this country."
    on Jun 29, 2007 By: Bill Clinton Source: AllAfrica.com

  3. "Imagine the outcry if a device was introduced that caused blanket discomfort to people of one race or gender, rather than to our kids," Chakrabarti said. "The 'Mosquito' has no place in a country that values its children and seeks to instill...
    on Feb 12, 2008 By: Shami Chakrabarti Source: FOXNews

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