(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. uproar, excitement; publicity, ballyhoo, cry.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. tumult, chaos, clamor; see confusion 2 , noise , uproar .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
uproar, noise, confusion. see hubbub
(Roget's Thesaurus II) also hullaballoo noun 1. Sounds or a sound, especially when loud, confused, or disagreeable: babel, clamor, din, hubbub, noise, pandemonium, racket, rumpus, tumult, uproar. See SOUNDS. 2. Offensively loud and insistent utterances, especially of disapproval: clamor, outcry, rumpus, uproar, vociferation. Idiom: hue and cry. See LIKE, SOUNDS.

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