Synonyms of riot in English:

riot


See definition of riot

noun

1‘there was a riot when he was arrested’

SYNONYMS

uproar, rampage, furore, tumult, commotion, upheaval, disturbance, street fight, melee, row, scuffle, fracas, fray, affray, brawl, free-for-all

violent disorder, violence, mob violence, street fighting, vandalism, frenzy, mayhem, turmoil, lawlessness, anarchy

North American informal wilding

2‘the garden was a riot of colour’

SYNONYMS

mass, sea, lavish display, splash, extravagance, extravaganza, flourish, show, exhibition


verb

1‘the miners rioted and attacked the local Party HQ’

SYNONYMS

rampage, go on the rampage, run riot, take to the streets, fight in the streets, start a fight, raise an uproar, cause an affray, go wild, run wild, run amok, go berserk, fight, brawl, scuffle

informal raise hell


Phrases

    run riot

      1‘family rooms are useful for letting noisier children run riot’

      SYNONYMS

      go on the rampage, rampage, riot, run amok, go berserk, get out of control, run free, go undisciplined

      informal

      raise hell

      2‘in rainforest, the daily downpours let vegetation run riot’

      SYNONYMS

      grow profusely, spread uncontrolled, increase rapidly, grow rapidly, luxuriate, spread like wildfire, burgeon, prosper

      multiply, mushroom, snowball, escalate, rocket