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RIOTOUS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does riotous mean? 

RIOTOUS (adjective)
  The adjective RIOTOUS has 3 senses:

1. produced or growing in extreme abundance
2. characterized by unrest or disorder or insubordination
3. unrestrained by convention or morality

  Familiarity information: RIOTOUS used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


RIOTOUS (adjective)


Sense 1riotous [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Produced or growing in extreme abundance

Synonyms:

lush; profuse; riotous; exuberant; luxuriant

Context example:

their riotous blooming

Similar:

abundant (present in great quantity)


Sense 2riotous [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Characterized by unrest or disorder or insubordination

Synonyms:

disruptive; tumultuous; turbulent; riotous; troubled

Context examples:

effects of the struggle will be violent and disruptive / riotous times / these troubled areas / the tumultuous years of his administration / a turbulent and unruly childhood

Similar:

unquiet (characterized by unrest or disorder)


Sense 3riotous [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Unrestrained by convention or morality

Synonyms:

libertine; dissolute; dissipated; degraded; degenerate; debauched; profligate; riotous; fast

Context examples:

Congreve draws a debauched aristocratic society / deplorably dissipated and degraded / riotous living / fast women

Similar:

immoral (deliberately violating accepted principles of right and wrong)


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