Definition of riot :
1. Excessive and exxpensive feasting; wild and loose festivity; revelry.
2. The tumultuous disturbance of the public peace by an unlawful assembly of three or more persons in the execution of some private object.
3. To disturb the peace; to raise an uproar or sedition. See Riot, n., 3.
4. To engage in riot; to act in an unrestrained or wanton manner; to indulge in excess of luxury, feasting, or the like; to revel; to run riot; to go to excess.
5. To spend or pass in riot.
6. Wanton or unrestrained behavior; uproar; tumult.
disturbance, drunken revelry, revolution, disintegration, donnybrook, public violence, rumble, fray, screaming, panic, scream, lawlessness, ruction, affray, debauchery, wow, make whoopee, mutiny, hoot, kick over the traces, confusion, bacchanalia, bacchant, gas, revolt, make merry, shriek, uproar, bacchanal, absurdity, debauch, belly laugh, rioting, drunken reveler, carouse, disorder, let loose, frolic, screeching, roister, revel, whoop it up, cut loose, thigh-slapper, saturnalia, let go, shrieking, laughter, tumult, screech, orgy, howler monkey, insubordination, blow off steam, melee, sedition, fracas, paint the town red, binge, restraint, laugh, splurge, howler, anarchy, drunken reveller, protest, howl, joke, public disturbance, rebellion, sidesplitter, free-for-all, guffaw, insurrection
attack (part of speech: verb)
onslaught, fight, tirade, furor, sortie, assail, harry, battle, charge, lunge, invade, fury, attack, bombard, flay, slash, aggression, violence, war, storm, offense, spasm, foray, raid, invasion, combat, batter, hit, pound, scathe, warfare, violate, thrust, scorch, savage, rape, barrage, hammer, scarify, lash, assault, bombardment, outbreak, strike, bloodshed, trounce, siege, frenzy
conflict (part of speech: verb)
dissonance, difference, discordancy, discord, contend, strife, clash, disagreement, hassle, enmity, hostility, conflict, squabble, differ, brawl, dissension, imbroglio, contention, dissent, bicker, friction, blast, cacophony, broil, squall, hubbub, disharmony, antagonism, antipathy, raucousness, commotion, altercation, feud, collision, row, collide, clamor, antagonize, harshness, altercate, spar, dissidence, disagree, animosity, tension
- Its riot of dress and emotions and its sinful extravagance in every direction would have been to them an astounding revelation of the possibilities of life. - "A Singer from the Sea", Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr.
- This riot must have been carefully prepared, long in advance. - "Ministry of Disturbance", Henry Beam Piper.
- He usually knows enough to curb himself in public; it is only in the home that his tendencies run riot. - "Life's Minor Collisions", Frances Warner Gertrude Warner.