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  • nounuprising, disorder
  • nounvery funny happening
  • verbprotest; cause an uproar

synonyms for riots

  • anarchy
  • brawl
  • disturbance
  • lawlessness
  • protest
  • storm
  • strife
  • trouble
  • turbulence
  • turmoil
  • uproar
  • anarchism
  • burst
  • commotion
  • confusion
  • distemper
  • flap
  • fray
  • free-for-all
  • fuss
  • hassle
  • misrule
  • mix-up
  • quarrel
  • racket
  • row
  • ruckus
  • ruction
  • rumble
  • rumpus
  • run-in
  • scene
  • shivaree
  • shower
  • snarl
  • stir
  • to-do
  • tumult
  • brannigan
  • mob violence
  • street fighting
  • wingding
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antonyms for riots

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  • calm
  • order
  • peace
  • tranquility
  • agreement
  • calmness
  • composure
  • harmony
  • organization
  • seriousness
  • solemnity
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How to use riots in a sentence

In the Chartist riots of 1839, the people tore up the railings round the churchyard to use as pikes.
SHOWELL'S DICTIONARY OF BIRMINGHAMTHOMAS T. HARMAN AND WALTER SHOWELL
Finally, after the execution of six tobacco plant cutters, the riots ceased.
HALLOWED HERITAGE: THE LIFE OF VIRGINIADOROTHY M. TORPEY
Riots commenced in Paris between the Carlists and republicans united, and the National guards.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
Riots ensued, religion seemed to be forgotten by both parties in the mélée, and several were given time for reflection in prison.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
So also the Sacheverell riots (for they deserve no more honourable name) have much historical value as an index of feeling.
THE ENGLISH CHURCH IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURYCHARLES J. ABBEY AND JOHN H. OVERTON
The disgraceful riots of Philadelphia again commenced; many were killed.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
The "No Popery" riots took place on the 6th and 7th, when London was for some hours in the hands of the mob.
PRIVATE LETTERS OF EDWARD GIBBON (1753-1794) VOLUME 1 (OF 2)EDWARD GIBBON
The defeat of Mr. ttwood's motion was contemporaneous with alarming riots at Birmingham.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND IN THREE VOLUMES, VOL.III.E. FARR AND E. H. NOLAN
Strikes and labour riots now and then break out, and the Spanish anarchist is not unknown.
SPANISH LIFE IN TOWN AND COUNTRYL. HIGGIN AND EUGNE E. STREET
The disturbances which took place there, and which were denominated the "Rebecca riots," were equally singular and unexpected.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND IN THREE VOLUMES, VOL.III.E. FARR AND E. H. NOLAN
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