Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun riot

4 senses of riot

Sense 1
riot, public violence -- (a public act of violence by an unruly mob)
       => violence, force -- (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")

Sense 2
rioting, riot -- (a state of disorder involving group violence)
       => disorder -- (a disturbance of the peace or of public order)

Sense 3
belly laugh, sidesplitter, howler, thigh-slapper, scream, wow, riot -- (a joke that seems extremely funny)
       => joke, gag, laugh, jest, jape -- (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")

Sense 4
orgy, debauch, debauchery, saturnalia, riot, bacchanal, bacchanalia, drunken revelry -- (a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity)
       => revel, revelry -- (unrestrained merrymaking)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb riot

2 senses of riot

Sense 1
riot -- (take part in a riot; disturb the public peace by engaging in a riot; "Students were rioting everywhere in 1968")
       => rampage -- (act violently, recklessly, or destructively)

Sense 2
carouse, roister, riot -- (engage in boisterous, drunken merrymaking; "They were out carousing last night")
       => revel, racket, make whoopie, make merry, make happy, whoop it up, jollify, wassail -- (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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