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Definition 1: a public act of violence by an unruly mob - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for riot in the sense of this definition

(riot is a kind of ...) an act of aggression (as one against a person who resists)

"he may accomplish by craft in the long run what he cannot do by force and violence in the short one"

(... is a kind of riot ) a riot caused by hatred for one another of members of different races in the same community

Definition 2: a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for riot in the sense of this definition

(riot is a kind of ...) unrestrained merrymaking

Definition 3: a joke that seems extremely funny - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for riot in the sense of this definition

(riot is a kind of ...) a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter

"he told a very funny joke" "he knows a million gags" "thanks for the laugh" "he laughed unpleasantly at his own jest" "even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point"

Definition 4: a state of disorder involving group violence - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for riot in the sense of this definition

(riot is a kind of ...) a disturbance of the peace or of public order

Samples where riot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Students were rioting everywhere in 1968

(riot is a kind of ...) act violently, recklessly, or destructively

Samples where riot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • They were out carousing last night

Synonyms for riot in the sense of this definition

(riot is a kind of ...) celebrate noisily, often indulging in drinking; engage in uproarious festivities

"The members of the wedding party made merry all night" "Let's whoop it up--the boss is gone!"

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