Ri"ot*ous (?), a. [OF. rioteux.]


Involving, or engaging in, riot; wanton; unrestrained; luxurious.

The younger son . . . took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living. Luke xv. 13.


Partaking of the nature of an unlawful assembly or its acts; seditious.

-- Ri"ot*ous*ly, adv. -- Ri"ot*ous*ness, n.


© Webster 1913.

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