Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Legal, Wikipedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
  • noun

Synonyms for outbreak

Synonyms for outbreak

a sudden increase in something, as the occurrence of a disease

the act of emerging violently from limits or restraints

a sudden violent expression, as of emotion

Synonyms for outbreak

a sudden violent spontaneous occurrence (usually of some undesirable condition)

References in classic literature ?
At the outbreak of the Revolution Burke was already sixty, and the inevitable tendency of his mind was away from the enthusiastic liberalism which had so strongly moved him in behalf of the Americans and the Hindoos.
As Mars approached opposition, Lavelle of Java set the wires of the astronomical exchange palpitating with the amazing intelli- gence of a huge outbreak of incandescent gas upon the planet.
The warning of a coming outbreak began to show itself in her face.
Rosa, in her fright, made vain attempts to check this furious outbreak.
Daylight still engaged in daring speculations, as, for instance, at the impending outbreak of the Japanese-Russian War, when, in the face of the experience and power of the shipping gamblers, he reached out and clutched practically a monopoly of available steamer-charters.
Had the acute-angled rabble been all, without exception, absolutely destitute of hope and of ambition, they might have found leaders in some of their many seditious outbreaks, so able as to render their superior numbers and strength too much even for the wisdom of the Circles.
No less than one hundred and twenty rebellions are recorded in our annals, besides minor outbreaks numbered at two hundred and thirty-five; and they have all ended thus.
There is a vestige of decency, a sense of shame, that does much to curb and check those outbreaks of atrocious cruelty so commonly enacted upon the plantation.
Crows and Blackfeet squabbling - as usual - but no outbreaks, and settlers feeling fairly easy.
Dr Meng Khaw of the Health Protection Agency in the North East and lead author of the study, said: "The outbreak in North Tyneside was particularly complex and many lessons have been learnt which we hope will be applied in the future.
And Norovirus, "far and away" the most common cause of outbreaks with a known etiology, was cited as the cause of an outbreak in 14% of published reports vs.
We are disappointed by the Drinking Water Inspectorate's decision to prosecute in the wake of the cryptosporidiosis outbreak in North Wales in 2005.
A new analysis suggests that this outbreak, which killed 254 people, also claimed more than 5,500 western-lowland gorillas.
is among those caught up in a national outbreak of harmful bacteria found in packages of spinach that has left 100 people ill and one dead across 20 states.
A management plan to curb an outbreak of the jack pine budworm on trees covering almost 90,000 hectares in the Rainy River district is being welcomed by forest licensers.