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