Search Result for "riotous":
1. produced or growing in extreme abundance;
- Example: "their riotous blooming"
[syn: exuberant, lush, luxuriant, profuse, riotous]
2. characterized by unrest or disorder or insubordination;
- Example: "effects of the struggle will be violent and disruptive"
- Example: "riotous times"
- Example: "these troubled areas"
- Example: "the tumultuous years of his administration"
- Example: "a turbulent and unruly childhood"
[syn: disruptive, riotous, troubled, tumultuous, turbulent]
3. unrestrained by convention or morality;
- Example: "Congreve draws a debauched aristocratic society"
- Example: "deplorably dissipated and degraded"
- Example: "riotous living"
- Example: "fast women"
[syn: debauched, degenerate, degraded, dissipated, dissolute, libertine, profligate, riotous, fast]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Riotous \Ri"ot*ous\, a. [OF. rioteux.] 1. Involving, or engaging in, riot; wanton; unrestrained; luxurious. [1913 Webster] The younger son . . . took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living. --Luke xv. 13. [1913 Webster] 2. Partaking of the nature of an unlawful assembly or its acts; seditious. [1913 Webster] -- Ri"ot*ous*ly, adv. -- Ri"ot*ous*ness, n. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
173 Moby Thesaurus words for "riotous": abandoned, abounding, abundant, affluent, all-sufficing, ample, aplenty, boisterous, bottomless, bounteous, bountiful, brawling, breakaway, chaotic, copious, debauched, dense, diffuse, disordered, disorderly, dissipated, dissolute, effuse, epidemic, exhaustless, extravagant, extreme, extremistic, exuberant, factious, fat, fertile, flourishing, flush, free-living, full, galore, generous, go-go, gross, heavy, high-living, immoderate, impenetrable, in plenty, in quantity, incontinent, indulgent, inexhaustible, insurgent, insurrectionary, intemperate, irrepressible, jungled, jungly, lavish, lawless, lax, liberal, licentious, loose, lush, luxuriant, many, maximal, much, mutineering, mutinous, noisy, nonrestrictive, numerous, obstreperous, opulent, out of control, out of hand, overabundant, overbounteous, overcopious, overexuberant, overflowing, overgenerous, overgrown, overlavish, overliberal, overluxuriant, overmuch, overnumerous, overplenteous, overplentiful, overplenty, overpopulated, overpopulous, overprolific, overrun, permissive, plenitudinous, plenteous, plentiful, plenty, plethoric, prevailing, prevalent, prodigal, productive, profuse, profusive, pullulating, rambunctious, rampant, rank, rebel, rebellious, reinless, replete, revolutional, revolutionary, rich, rife, robustious, roisterous, rollicking, rowdy, rumbustious, running over, seditionary, seditious, subversive, superabundant, swarming, teeming, terrorist, thick, traitorous, treasonable, tumultuous, turbulent, unbridled, unchecked, uncoerced, uncompelled, unconstrained, uncontrollable, uncontrolled, uncurbed, unforced, ungoverned, uninhibited, unmanageable, unmastered, unmeasured, unmuzzled, unreined, unrepressed, unreserved, unrestrained, unrestrictive, unruly, unsubdued, unsuppressed, unweeded, uproarious, violent, wanton, wealthy, weed-choked, weed-ridden, weedy, well-found, well-furnished, well-provided, well-stocked, wholesale, wild