V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: 1. a loud uproar from a crowd of people; 2. a great outcry of exclamation or dissatisfaction; 3. figuratively, a popular outcry; 4. a loud or continuous noise of inanimate things
Synonyms: noise, discord, commotion, racket, din, uproar, upheaval, ruckus, outcry
Antonyms: quiet, serenity, tranquility
Tips: The noun clamor is most often used to describe the noisy demands of people. Used as a verb, clamor refers to the act of shouting demands. (i.e: "They are clamoring (shouting, demanding) for justice.") Use clamor as a more sophisticated way of referring to a group of people asking for something.
The fourth graders instinctively created a chaotic clamor at the sight of their timid substitute teacher. (ruckus, discord)
It must have been a large protest, as I could hear protestors clamoring from a mile away. (shouting, demanding, making noise) verb
The waitress could barely hear her customers' orders in the clamor of the restaurant. (commotion, din)
Consumers have been clamoring for more fuel efficient cars ever since gas prices began to soar. (demanding, shouting) verb
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