Synonyms of 'riot'
a disturbance made by an unruly mobTwelve cars were destroyed during the riot.
During the disturbance, three men were hurt.
‘Whatever is that row?’ she demanded.
He called on the authorities to stop public disorder.
The rebel leader seems to have escaped in the confusion.
a year of political turmoil
I had a terrible quarrel with my other brothers.
a prolonged period of political upheaval
Today he entered the fray on the side of the moderates.
The boardroom strife at the company is far from over.
The announcement caused uproar in the crowd.
a region often beset by religious turbulence
He heard a terrible commotion outside.
the recent tumult in global financial markets
a dazzling displayThe garden was a riot of colour.
a very amusing person or thingIt was a riot when I introduced my two cousins!
Working there's great. It's quite a good laugh actually.
It was probably just a joke to them, but it wasn't funny to me.
He's a scream, isn't he?
blast (US, slang),
The buzzer suddenly responded in a long blast of sound.
Jana's a hoot, a real character.
to take part in a riotThey rioted in protest against the government.
Neighbours went out into the streets and made merry together.
Dogs romped happily in the garden.
I'm afraid I revelled the night away.
Tourists sunbathe and frolic in the ocean.
He should stay home with his wife more, instead of going out and carousing with friends.
paint the town red (informal),
Thousands of football fans painted the town red after the match.
go on a binge (informal),
go on a spree,
See run riot
A riot is at bottom the language of the unheard – Where Do We Go From Here?]
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in the sense of blast
a sudden loud sound, such as that made by a trumpetThe buzzer suddenly responded in a long blast of sound.
in the sense of carouse
to have a merry drinking partyHe should stay home with his wife more, instead of going out and carousing with friends.
in the sense of commotion
noisy disturbanceHe heard a terrible commotion outside.
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