Thesaurus

riot act

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of riot act

an often public or formal expression of disapproval
  • at a specially called meeting, he read the riot act to his staff for their poor handling of the crisis

Synonyms for riot act

Words Related to riot act

Near Antonyms for riot act

Antonyms for riot act

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about riot act

Time Traveler for riot act

Time Traveler

The first known use of riot act was in 1784

See more words from the same year

Listen to Our Podcast about riot act

Cite this Entry

“Riot act.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/riot%20act. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

More from Merriam-Webster on riot act

Dictionary: Definition of riot act

Comments on riot act

What made you want to look up riot act? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Words of Snow and Ice Quiz

  • image1037863653
  • Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!