riotous

adjective ri·ot·ous \ ˈrī-ə-təs \
Updated on: 10 Nov 2017

Definition of riotous

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

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First Known Use of riotous

15th century


RIOTOUS Defined for English Language Learners

riotous

adjective

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

adjective ri·ot·ous \ ˈrī-ə-təs \

legal Definition of riotous

1 :of the nature of a riot
  • riotous conduct
2 :participating in a riot
  • a riotous assemblage


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