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adjective as in revolutionary


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When I cracked open the door for a peak, all I saw was a riot of fur.

If a messy election aftermath involves the deployment of federal personnel to put down riots or stop ballot counts, there’s a decent chance that a judge somewhere will pull the emergency brake.

From Ozy

I made a version of this argument in 2015, arguing that riots in the ’60s and ’90s ultimately led to necessary changes in policing, even if the changes didn’t go far enough.

From Vox

The best study I’ve seen on the broader national reaction to protests demonstrates that riots in the past backfired.

From Vox

There are other studies suggesting that, at least in limited circumstances, riots have helped some causes.

From Vox

But burning, rioting, and looting are disgraceful—and they make for real-life victims we somehow never hear about.

Rioting and looting ensued shortly after the verdict and racial tensions were tense across the United States for years to follow.

Rioting, shoplifting, and violent confrontation with the police took place shortly thereafter.

We stood outside the Old City in the neighborhood of Silwan, where some of the recent rioting has taken place.

And, whereas the townspeople start rioting and attacking the chain-smoking cult the Guilty Remnant, Nora is at peace.

Rioting, as an established social custom, disappeared in most of the places where it had formerly been so much practised.

After much rioting and corruption, Mahone's political machine finally lost control of the state in 1883.

This rioting was carried to such an extent that it was found necessary to apply for soldiers to protect the Beadles.

The price of bread was high, and during the early part of the year there were many strikes and much rioting, especially in London.

You may have to fire into rioting crowds, but be careful about shooting recklessly or needlessly into groups.

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On this page you'll find 204 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to rioting, such as: anarchistic, contumacious, defiant, disloyal, disobedient, and disorderly.

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