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Synonyms for riot
ˈraɪ ətri·ot

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English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. riot

    The essential idea of revolution is a change in the form of government or constitution, or a change of rulers, otherwise than as provided by the laws of succession, election, etc.; while such change is apt to involve armed hostilities, these make no necessary part of the revolution. The revolution by which Dom Pedro was dethroned, and Brazil changed from an empire to a republic, was accomplished without a battle, and almost without a shot. Anarchy refers to the condition of a state when human government is superseded or destroyed by factions or other causes. Lawlessness is a temper of mind or condition of the community which may result in anarchy. Confusion, disorder, riot, and tumult are incidental and temporary outbreaks of lawlessness, but may not be anarchy. Insubordination is individual disobedience. Sedition is the plotting, rebellion the fighting, against the existing government, but always with the purpose of establishing some other government in its place. When rebellion is successful it is called revolution; but there may be revolution without rebellion; as, the English Revolution of 1688. A revolt is an uprising against existing authority without the comprehensive views of change in the form or administration of government that are involved in revolution. Anarchy, when more than temporary disorder, is a proposed disintegration of society, in which it is imagined that social order might exist without government. Slaves make insurrection; soldiers or sailors break out in mutiny; subject provinces rise in revolt. Compare SOCIALISM.

    anarchy, confusion, disintegration, disorder, insubordination, insurrection, lawlessness, mutiny, rebellion, revolt, revolution, sedition, tumult

    authority, command, control, domination, dominion, empire, government, law, loyalty, obedience, order, rule, sovereignty, submission, supremacy

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  1. riot

    noise, uproar, tumult, fray, outbreak, mutiny, row, revel, disturbance, turbulence

    peace, pacification, sobriety, quiescence, orderliness

Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 1 vote

  1. riot, public violencenoun

    a public act of violence by an unruly mob

    orgy, debauch, rioting, bacchanalia, sidesplitter, howler, drunken revelry, scream, public violence, belly laugh, saturnalia, bacchanal, wow, thigh-slapper, debauchery

  2. rioting, riotnoun

    a state of disorder involving group violence

    orgy, debauch, rioting, bacchanalia, sidesplitter, howler, drunken revelry, scream, public violence, belly laugh, saturnalia, bacchanal, wow, thigh-slapper, debauchery

  3. belly laugh, sidesplitter, howler, thigh-slapper, scream, wow, riotnoun

    a joke that seems extremely funny

    public violence, shrieking, orgy, screech, debauch, rioting, thigh-slapper, howler, debauchery, bacchanal, screeching, belly laugh, drunken revelry, saturnalia, sidesplitter, howler monkey, shriek, scream, guffaw, bacchanalia, wow, screaming

  4. orgy, debauch, debauchery, saturnalia, riot, bacchanal, bacchanalia, drunken revelryverb

    a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity

    sidesplitter, bacchanalia, debauch, rioting, howler, orgy, debauchery, drunken revelry, belly laugh, thigh-slapper, bacchant, bacchanal, splurge, drunken reveller, saturnalia, public violence, scream, drunken reveler, wow, binge

  5. riotverb

    take part in a riot; disturb the public peace by engaging in a riot

    "Students were rioting everywhere in 1968"

    roister, carouse

  6. carouse, roister, riotverb

    engage in boisterous, drunken merrymaking

    "They were out carousing last night"

    roister, carouse

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  1. riotnoun

    TUMULT, row, uproar, disturbance, commotion, broil, brawl, outbreak, fray, affray, altercation, squabble, quarrel, strife, MÊLÉE

  2. riotverb

    revel, carouse, luxuriate

  3. riotverb

    be excited, be tumultuous

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. riotnoun

    tumult, uproar, revelry

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "riot":

    anti-riot, riots, rioting, mutiny, unrest, revolt, rioted, disturbance

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  1. Justice Minister Ferd Grapperhaus:

    The riots and extreme violence against police officers, riot police and firefighters last night in Rotterdam are disgusting to see, protesting is a great right in our society, but what we saw last night is simply criminal behavior. It has nothing to do with demonstrating.

  2. Zoe Lofgren:

    You also found that department shields were stationed on a deployment bus, away from one of the CDU platoons, and that CDU platoon attempted to get to the bus to distribute the shields, but they couldn't do it because the door was locked and as a result this particular CDU platoon was required to respond to the crowd without the protection of their riot shield.

  3. Shadi Hamid:

    That said, we're in a big country, so even if a minority decide to riot, that can still have a profound impact on the sense of having a country that is stable and secure, imagine, for example, if Donald Trump wins in 2024, I'm not sure I'd want to be in the middle of a major city right after that happens because … there could be a little bit of unrest.

  4. Jim Jordan:

    Democrats won’t let you go to work, but they’ll let you riot.

  5. Michael Pachter:

    Activision, Riot, the guys who are there are playing by the Chinese rules.

Translations for riot

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  • عصيان, شغبArabic
  • Randale, Krawall, Tumult, AufruhrGerman
  • ταραχήGreek
  • alborotoSpanish
  • شورشPersian
  • hulinoida, rähinä, mellakoida, hulina, mellakkaFinnish
  • émeuteFrench
  • խռովություն, ապստամբությունArmenian
  • subbuglio, baccano, trambusto, cagnara, baraonda, bordello, bailamme, parapiglia, tumulto, schiamazzo, gazzarraItalian
  • 狼藉, 暴動, 騒乱, 動乱Japanese
  • luxuriaLatin
  • tumultuar, turbulência, tumulto, revolta, revoltar, algazarraPortuguese
  • восстание, мятеж, беспорядки, разгул, бунтRussian
  • uppror, tumult, kravallSwedish
  • అల్లర్లుTelugu
  • 暴动Chinese

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