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Synonyms for riot
ˈraɪ ətri·ot

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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 Anarchy refers to the condition of a state when human government is superseded or destroyed by factions or other causes.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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. riot

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

    peace, pacification, sobriety, quiescence, orderliness

Princeton's WordNet

  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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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  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 Words

  1. riotnoun

    tumult, uproar, revelry

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "riot":

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

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How to use riot in a sentence?

  1. Another Republican contender:

    Our government must perform its central functions and purposes: to preserve the peace, protect the people, and serve justice, the government exists to ensure our domestic security — whether it's from a city riot, or the threat of a terrorist attack on our homeland. We have to restore that trust and prove to the people we can make America safe again.

  2. Juan Carlos Ruiz:

    Having the military handle a protest rally is not the best idea, even the anti-riot police, with all the issues and incidents they have been involved so far in the protest, at least they are a body of trained professionals specialized in dealing with protesters. A soldier is not trained in conflict resolution : they are trained to kill.

  3. Alexander Shprygin:

    They want to deport almost 50 people including women who did not take part in anything, the police are making up for their mistakes three days ago. We are in a bus in Cannes and we have been blocked in by riot police. We are not going anywhere for the time being.

  4. District Judge Thomas Hogan:

    It has become evident to me in the riot cases that many of the defendants who are pleading guilty are not truly accepting responsibility, they seem to me to be trying to get this out of the way as quickly and as inexpensively as possible -- stating whatever they have to say in the guilty plea, getting probation, and hoping that would be the end of it.

  5. Kelsey Jones:

    It could be there because there are all these pathogens, and if you take away the (inflammatory) immune response, the pathogens run riot.

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

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