What does the word riotous mean?

Usage examples for riotous

  1. If you remain obdurate, there must inevitably arrive a quarrel between that man and these- these riotous adventures." – The Lion's Share by E. Arnold Bennett
  2. The lads were riotous to be off, and Stair had to exercise his authority, backed by Godfrey McCulloch's experience and influence over the eastern men, to keep them quiet in the cove till the time should come for the Good Intent to cast anchor in the bay. – Patsy by S. R. Crockett
  3. And not many days after the younger son gathered all together and took his journey into a far country and there wasted his substance with riotous living. – Watch Yourself Go By by Al. G. Field