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riotous 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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  1. having the characteristics of a riot
  2. causing, inciting or taking part in a riot
  3. unrestrained and boisterous; degenerate or dissolute


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