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Definition of Riot

Riot

  1. Wanton or unrestrained behavior; uproar; tumult.
  2. Excessive and exxpensive feasting; wild and loose festivity; revelry.
  3. The tumultuous disturbance of the public peace by an unlawful assembly of three or more persons in the execution of some private object.
  4. To engage in riot; to act in an unrestrained or wanton manner; to indulge in excess of luxury, feasting, or the like; to revel; to run riot; to go to excess.
  5. To disturb the peace; to raise an uproar or sedition. See Riot, n., 3.
  6. To spend or pass in riot.

Riot Quotations

A riot is the language of the unheard.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

It seems as if an age of genius must be succeeded by an age of endeavour; riot and extravagance by cleanliness and hard work.
Virginia Woolf

Passion is the mob of the man, that commits a riot upon his reason.
William Penn

We'd all survive if Twitter shut down for a short while during major riots. Social media isn't any more important than a train station, a road or a bus service. We don't worry about police temporarily closing those. Common sense. If riot info and fear is spreading by Facebook and Twitter, shut them off for an hour or two, then restore.
Louise Mensch

The learning process is something you can incite, literally incite, like a riot.
Audre Lorde
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Riot Translations

riot in Afrikaans is lawaai
riot in Dutch is herrie, rel, roerigheid, getier
riot in Finnish is mellakka
riot in German is Volksaufruhr {m}, Ausschreitung {f}, Aufruhr {m}
riot in Italian is rivolta
riot in Latin is tumultus
riot in Portuguese is motim
riot in Spanish is alboroto, disturbio
riot in Swedish is upplopp
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