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Definition of "riotous" []

  • Of, relating to, or resembling a riot. (adjective)
  • Participating in or inciting to riot or uproar. (adjective)
  • Uproarious; boisterous: a riotous party. (adjective)
  • Dissolute; wanton: riotous living. (adjective)
  • Abundant or luxuriant: a riotous growth. See Synonyms at profuse. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "riotous" in a sentence
  • "'Alas!' said I, 'I spent the thirty dollars in riotous living.'"
  • "The Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela played it twice in riotous fashion at Carnegie Hall, first in its Sunday afternoon program, then as an encore after its concert last night."
  • ""Then you see that 'tis all owing to me that —" She broke off to shake O'Hara, and the meeting ended in riotous hilarity."