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riotous

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adjective ri·ot·ous \ˈrī-ə-təs\

Simple Definition of riotous

  • of a group of people : behaving in a violent and uncontrolled way

  • : very exciting, fun, or full of energy

  • : existing or occurring in large amounts

Full Definition of riotous

  1. 1 a :  of the nature of a riot :  turbulent b :  participating in riot

  2. 2 :  abundant, exuberant <the garden was riotous with flowers>

ri·ot·ous·ly adverb
ri·ot·ous·ness noun

Examples of riotous

  1. a riotous profusion of flowers

  2. <his riotous mugging always has everyone in hysterics>



15th Century

First Known Use of riotous

15th century



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