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riotous

[ rahy-uh-tuhs ]
/ ˈraɪ ə təs /
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adjective

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

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Origin of riotous

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at riot, -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for riotous

riotous
/ (ˈraɪətəs) /

adjective

proceeding from or of the nature of riots or rioting
inciting to riot
characterized by wanton or lascivious revelryriotous living
characterized by boisterous or unrestrained merrimentriotous laughter
riotously, adverbriotousness, noun
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