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.
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,