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Meaning of RIOTOUS

Pronunciation:  'rIutus

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  produced or growing in extreme abundance; "their riotous blooming"
  2. [adj]  unrestrained by convention or morality; "Congreve draws a debauched aristocratic society"; "deplorably dissipated and degraded"; "riotous living"; "fast women"
  3. [adj]  characterized by unrest or disorder or insubordination; "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"

RIOTOUS is a 7 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: abundant, debauched, degenerate, degraded, disruptive, dissipated, dissolute, exuberant, fast, immoral, libertine, lush, luxuriant, profligate, profuse, troubled, tumultuous, turbulent, unquiet



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ri"ot*ous\, a. [OF. rioteux.]
1. Involving, or engaging in, riot; wanton; unrestrained;

         The younger son . . . took his journey into a far
         country, and there wasted his substance with riotous
         living.                               --Luke xv. 13.

2. Partaking of the nature of an unlawful assembly or its
   acts; seditious. -- {Ri"ot*ous*ly}, adv. --
   {Ri"ot*ous*ness}, n.