clamour | clamouring

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a loud complaint or demand

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clamour - demand

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A ‘clamour’ is a call for something. It is not synonymous with a request because a clamour is much more like a loud demand or command for something to be done or changed, and usually involves a group of people. The word can also be used to refer to a noisy, continuous sound, though it is less common in this context.

Synonyms uproar,command
Antonyms stillness

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  1. The government agreed to shelve their controversial policy after a growing clamour from the public for them to do so.

  2. As soon as my children got up this morning, they were clamouring for me to take them to the park.

  3. I tried to work from home, but could barely think with the clamour of the traffic outside my window.

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