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1. The exploitation of controversial and/or tragic circumstance for financial gain and/or social standing. ie: Manipulating emotional reaction in order to direct web traffic or else increase social media interaction. Usually requires limiting nuance of the topic and credible references to maximize emotional reaction and minimize critical thought, optimizing user interaction.

3. A highly effective tool used by media conglomerates with diversified interests in opposing political ideologies to create and maximize discrimination and polarization between targeted demographics and distract from the underlying bipartisan interests such as military and banking institutions.

3. The weapon of choice of pedantic, pseudo-intellectual bloggers to virtue-signal to their peers and codify their authoritarian ideology, ideally at the expense of someone's job, spouse, community, general sense of self-worth and financial security. The uprager typically enjoys exploring new brunch hotspots in their neighborhood, crocheting, self-grooming, and privately viewing increasingly intensive images of violent and humiliating pornography to overcome the libido suppressing effects of their antidepressant medications and/or the primal outlet of their unconscious frenzied antipathy.

5. The ambivalent desire to communicate sincere outrage on social media while preferring the reward of publicly acknowledged and quantifiable 'likes' and 'shares' to more meaningful and humane forms of interaction, in person.
social media commenter: "That shit is just uprage-y clickbait. You can't sue someone on tindr for 'genital discrimination', why would you even click on that? Are you that stupid? This makes me angry on enough levels that I'm going to stay up all night, trawl every social media post you've ever made, dissect everything and write 2000 words about your obvious transphobia and racism and send it to your boss after I publish it and get enough comments from my peer group to get you fired. That's what you get for being so reactive, fuckhead. I hope you die of plague.
by DarnedIfYaDue May 20, 2017
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verb. int.
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To raise ones own "power level", in some kind of vague, ill-defined manner which seems to involve shivering and auras and big hair. Usually done after "training" for what seems like bloody weeks, on a floating island or some shit, or in a spacecraft of unlikely shape. Or while dead. Or all of the above. Oh, to hell with it. Heck knows.
See also: Super-Saiyan, Saiyan.
After Ash's defeat at the hands of Team Rocket, Ash went into training with his secret mentor.

After this training, Ash finds himself again in combat, on the losing end again. Ash pauses to take stock of the situation and reflects on secret Pokemon skills taught to him. Realising what he needs to do, Ash behins to uprage, his hair standing on end, a look of fury on his face, as he yells, "Pikachu, I choose YOU!!" with foam flying from his mouth.
by Travis Smith April 17, 2006
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