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Riotous, 1) tumultuous, seditious: “his r. youth, with dangerous sense, might have ta'en revenge,” Meas. IV, 4, 32. “shall it charm thy r. tongue,” H6B IV, 1, 64. “slew a r. gentleman,” R3 II, 1, 100. “Laertes, in a r. head, o'erbears your officers,” Hml. IV, 5, 101. “his knights grow r.” Lr. I, 3, 6.
2) dissolute: Tim. II, 2, 168. Lr. I, 4, 265. II, 1, 96.
3) excessive, knowing no restraint: “goes to it with a more r. appetite,” Lr. IV, 6, 125. “r. madness, to be entangled with those mouth-made vows,” Ant. I, 3, 29.
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