An extravagant, dissolute lifestyle, as in Two years of riotous living, and they'd squandered the entire inheritance. This term was first recorded in 1389.
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How to use riotous living in a sentence
Mrs. Mussel gets five of it and the rest I may waste in riotous living.Jane Journeys On | Ruth Comfort Mitchell
But he had wasted his substance in riotous living, and was reduced to a small pension from the Government.Beacon Lights of History, Volume VII | John Lord
The capitalist wastes part in riotous living; the rest must find a foreign market.Communism and Christianism | William Montgomery Brown
Would he go on to greater days of beauty or would he stumble, idling his time, wasting his substance in riotous living?The "Genius" | Theodore Dreiser
The men camped out, and spent their time in riotous living I fear.Patty's Perversities | Arlo Bates