Examples of riotous in a Sentence
a riotous profusion of flowers
his riotous mugging always has everyone in hysterics
Recent Examples of riotous from the Web
With his willingness to get in trouble, to push the boundaries of social acceptability, and to make a fool of himself, Hoffman left his mark on the riotous 60s.
The 30-year-old shot-stopper has already conceded four goals against a riotous Manchester United side in the opening weekend of the Premier League season.
The paintings of French Syrian artist Farah Atassi at Ghebaly Gallery hark to Picasso and Cubism, reducing everyday objects — vases, telephones, guitars — to flat, elemental shapes that dissolve into riotous paroxysms of pattern.
Known for his deft use of color, Hart’s lineup included a mint suit over a riotous banana-print shirt, a pink guayabera worn with cantaloupe trousers, and an espresso-hued tuxedo that would be a good bet for the upcoming Emmy Awards red carpet.
Their riotous flavor of punk/rock is strong and best listened to with the window rolled down.
The Chale Wote Street Art Festival (August 14-30, Accra, Ghana) Chale Wote is a riotous celebration of Ghana’s emerging creative underground.
Donald Trump’s birthday is, traditionally, a riotous affair.
The riotous hoots of nearby youngsters threatened to drown out his comments, but Mark Lee was unfazed.
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First Known Use of riotous
Synonymsantic, chucklesome, comedic, comic, comical, droll, farcical, hilarious, humoristic, humorous, hysterical (also hysteric), killing, laughable, ludicrous, ridiculous, funny, risible, screaming, sidesplitting, uproarious
Antonymshumorless, lame, unamusing, uncomic, unfunny, unhumorous, unhysterical
Related Wordsamusing, diverting, entertaining; clownish, knockabout, slapstick, slapsticky, zany; facetious, flip, flippant, pert, smart, smart-aleck, smart-alecky, snickery; jocular, playful, waggish; campy, jokey (also joky); priceless, rich, whimsical, witty, wry; blithesome, gleeful, jocose, jocund, jolly, jovial, laughing, mad, merry, mirthful
Near Antonymsearnest, grave, no-nonsense, sedate, serious, severe, sober, sobersided, solemn, somber (or sombre), staid, unsmiling, weighty; affecting, moving, poignant, touching, tragic (also tragical); lachrymose, mournful, sad, sorrowful, tearful, woeful
RIOTOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of riotous for English Language Learners
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
legal Definition of riotous
- riotous conduct
- a riotous assemblage
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