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riotous


adjective

  1. (of an act) characterized by or of the nature of rioting or a disturbance of the peace.
  2. (of a person) inciting or taking part in a riot.
  3. given to or marked by unrestrained revelry; loose; wanton: riotous living.
  4. boisterous or uproarious: riotous laughter.
  5. hilariously funny.

adjective

  1. proceeding from or of the nature of riots or rioting
  2. inciting to riot
  3. characterized by wanton or lascivious revelryriotous living
  4. characterized by boisterous or unrestrained merrimentriotous laughter
adj.

mid-14c., “troublesome, wanton, extravagant,” from Old French riotos “argumentative, quarrelsome,” from riote (see riot (n.)). Meaning “tumultuous, turbulent” is mid-15c. Related: Riotously; riotousness.

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