Synonyms and 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 of riot act commination, condemnation, denunciation, excoriation, objurgation, rebuke, reprimand, reproach, reproof, censure, strictureWords Related to riot act admonishment, admonition, castigation, chastisement, damnation, punishment, remonstrance; business, devil, dressing-down, lash, lecture, lesson, rap, scolding, talking-to, tongue-lashing; belittlement, criticism, deprecation, depreciation, disparagement, panNear Antonyms of riot act acclamation, honor, tribute; encomium, eulogy, panegyric, plaudit(s), praise; approval, blessing, sanctionAntonyms of riot act citation, commendation, endorsement (also indorsement)
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up riot act? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).