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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ri·ot·ous /ˈraɪətəs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ri·ot·ous a.
 1. 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.
 2. Partaking of the nature of an unlawful assembly or its acts; seditious.
 -- Ri*ot*ous*ly, adv. -- Ri*ot*ous*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: produced or growing in extreme abundance; "their riotous
             blooming" [syn: exuberant, lush, luxuriant, profuse]
      2: characterized by unrest or disorder or insubordination;
         "effects of the struggle will be violent and disruptive";
         "riotous times"; "these troubled areas"; "the tumultuous
         years of his administration"; "a turbulent and unruly
         childhood" [syn: disruptive, troubled, tumultuous, turbulent]
      3: unrestrained by convention or morality; "Congreve draws a
         debauched aristocratic society"; "deplorably dissipated
         and degraded"; "riotous living"; "fast women" [syn: debauched,
          degenerate, degraded, dissipated, dissolute, libertine,
          profligate, fast]