Examples from the Web for riotous
His new memoir examines Joplin, demons, riotous—and romantic—antics, and all.
Women worked on their front yards full of the riotous colors of wildflowers.As the Key Battle Looms, a Report from Ukraine's Front Lines|Jamie Dettmer|August 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She reveals the absurdity of notions that “the Muslim world” is a riotous, violent mess, and that “they” hate “us” for being free.The True Muslim Revolutionaries and Their Fight Against Extremism|Timothy Michael Law|August 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Breaking down rigid social hierarchy so characteristic of the Middle Ages, these riotous tales poke fun at everyone.Read This and Blush: Naughty Medieval French Tales|Yunte Huang|June 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Riotous Baroque: From Cattelan to Zurbaran, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain, June 18–October 6.
A regiment of infantry and a battalion of cavalry were put on guard and patrolled the streets to reduce the riotous to order.From Fort Henry to Corinth|Manning Ferguson Force
The suffering and riotous citizens made Alexandria a very unpleasant place of abode for the prefect and magistrates.
The other party, of course, that broke in stores, behaved in a riotous manner.
But there intervened a riotous scene, arising on a question of a breach of privilege.
Riotous excess and empty display take the place of restrained and appropriate decoration.Cathedrals of Spain|John A. (John Allyne) Gade
British Dictionary definitions for riotous
Word Origin and History for riotous
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.