from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A sudden, violent display, as of activity or emotion: an outburst of indignation.
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- v. To burst out.
- n. a sudden, violent expression of emotion or activity
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A bursting forth.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To burst out.
- n. A breaking or bursting out; a violent issue or discharge; an outbreak: as, an outburst of wrath.
- n. In mining:
- n. A sudden outbreak of gas or water in a mine.
- n. The outcrop.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an unrestrained expression of emotion
- n. a sudden violent disturbance
- n. a sudden intense happening
Mr. Wilson, your outburst is a reflection of the lack of civility we see among our political leaders.
We both think the whole issue on Governor Dean's "outburst" is being overplayed (big surprise) by the media.
September 9th, 2009 10: 03 pm ET cong. wilson 's outburst, is the worse thing i have heard in the congress to a president.
The self righteousness of the politicians in their reactions to the outburst is pretty sad.
I remeber a very un-pc outburst from a Hong Kong colleauge who was enraged at the enforced number of minorities pushed up into the managment ranks.
When we "blow up," our intense outburst is due to the fact that the higher functions of our brain are "off line."
What I wish to know, besides Mr. Wilson's outburst, is which of the other Republicans chose to embarrass the American public that they represent with their holding up of signs and papers and obvious disrespect for our President.
But now his outburst is being used by some to paint anyone who disagrees with the president as a racist.
Representative Wilson's outburst is typical of the right-wing conservative element of the Republican party, and is just more of the same type of behavior that we have been witnessing at the Town Hall Meetings throughout the United States in the past few weeks!
Sadly his outburst is typical of the Republican lack of civility.