riotous

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adjective ri·ot·ous \ˈrī-ə-təs\

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>

riotously

adverb

riotousness

noun

Examples of riotous in a sentence

  1. a riotous profusion of flowers

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

15th Century

First Known Use of riotous

15th century


RIOTOUS Defined for English Language Learners

riotous

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adjective ri·ot·ous \ˈrī-ə-təs\

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


Law Dictionary

riotous

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adjective ri·ot·ous \ˈrī-ə-təs\

Legal Definition of riotous

  1. 1 :  of the nature of a riot <riotous conduct>

  2. 2 :  participating in a riot <a riotous assemblage>



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