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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Riotous  \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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  produced  or  growing  in  extreme  abundance;  "their  riotous 
  blooming"  [syn:  {exuberant},  {lush},  {luxuriant},  {profuse}] 
  2:  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"  [syn:  {disruptive},  {troubled},  {tumultuous},  {turbulent}] 
  3:  unrestrained  by  convention  or  morality;  "Congreve  draws  a 
  debauched  aristocratic  society";  "deplorably  dissipated 
  and  degraded";  "riotous  living";  "fast  women"  [syn:  {debauched}, 
  {degenerate},  {degraded},  {dissipated},  {dissolute},  {libertine}, 
  {profligate},  {fast}] 

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