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outcry

noun [C] uk   /ˈaʊt.kraɪ/ us  
a strong expression of anger and disapproval about something, made by a group of people or by the public: The release from prison of two of the terrorists has provoked a public outcry.
Translations of “outcry”
in Spanish protesta…
in French tollé…
in German der Aufschrei…
in Chinese (Traditional) 吶喊, 大聲疾呼, 強烈抗議…
in Russian гневный протест…
in Turkish toplumsal tepki, toplu feryat/çığlık, itiraz…
in Chinese (Simplified) 呐喊, 大声疾呼, 强烈抗议…
in Polish protest…
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