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riot

noun

1 riot

A public act of violence by an unruly mob.

synonym: public violence.

Roget 713: disagreement etc. 24; discord, disaccord, dissidence, dissonance; jar, clash, shock; jarring, jostling etc. v.; ... show more

Roget 719: resistance, stand, front, oppugnation; oppugnancy; opposition etc. 708; renitence, renitency; reluctation, recalcitration; kicking etc. ... show more

Roget 173: violence, inclemency, vehemence, might, impetuosity; boisterousness etc. adj.; effervescence, ebullition; turbulence, bluster; uproar, callithump [U.S.], ... show more

Roget 59: disorder; derangement etc. 61; irregularity; anomaly etc. (unconformity) 83; anarchy, anarchism; want of method; untidiness ... show more

Roget 742: disobedience, insubordination, contumacy; infraction, infringement; violation, noncompliance; nonobservance etc. 773.    revolt, rebellion, mutiny, outbreak, ... show more

Polish: rozruchy, ruchawka, zamieszki, tumult, wrzenie



2 riot

A state of disorder involving group violence.

synonym: rioting.

3 riot

A joke that seems extremely funny.

synonyms: belly laugh, howler, scream, sidesplitter, thigh-slapper, wow.

Dutch: giller, wow

4 riot

A wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity.

synonyms: bacchanal, bacchanalia, debauch, debauchery, drunken revelry, orgy, saturnalia.

Dutch: bacchanaal, bandeloosheid, frivoliteit, lichtzinnigheid, liederlijkheid, losbandigheid, orgie, saturnaliƫn, tuchtloosheid, zedeloosheid

verb

1 riot

Take part in a riot; disturb the public peace by engaging in a riot.

Roget 173: be violent etc. adj.; run high; ferment, effervesce; romp, rampage, go on a rampage; run wild, run amuck, run riot; break the peace; rush, ... show more

Roget 61: derange; disarrange, misarrange; displace, misplace; mislay, discompose, disorder; deorganize, discombobulate, disorganize; embroil, unsettle, ... show more

2 riot

Engage in boisterous, drunken merrymaking.

synonyms: carouse, roister.

Dutch: pret maken


Moby thesaurus: abundance, ado, affluence, affray, ample sufficiency, ampleness, amplitude, anarchism, anarchy, arise, assault, attack, avalanche, barbarize, batter, battering, battle, belly laugh, best seller, big hit ... show more.

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