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Synonyms for riot

Noun

1. riot, public violence, violence, force
usage: a public act of violence by an unruly mob
2. rioting, riot, disorder
usage: a state of disorder involving group violence
3. belly laugh, sidesplitter, howler, thigh-slapper, scream, wow, riot, joke, gag, laugh, jest, jape
usage: a joke that seems extremely funny
4. orgy, debauch, debauchery, saturnalia, riot, bacchanal, bacchanalia, drunken revelry, revel, revelry
usage: a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity

Verb

1. riot, rampage
usage: take part in a riot; disturb the public peace by engaging in a riot; "Students were rioting everywhere in 1968"
2. carouse, roister, riot, revel, racket, make whoopie, make merry, make happy, whoop it up, jollify, wassail
usage: engage in boisterous, drunken merrymaking; "They were out carousing last night"
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