rowdyism, n. 1. ruffianism, hooliganism, hood-lumism, blackguardism, vandalism; brutality, barbarity, barbarism, atrociousness, savageness, savagery, viciousness; malevolence, villainy, wrongdoing.
2. boisterousness, crudeness, crudity, rudeness, coarseness, vulgarity, commonness; maliciousness, destructiveness, meanness; unruliness, disorderliness, misbehavior, misconduct; lawlessness, abandon, unrestraint.
3. mischief, mischief-making, mischievousness; knavery, knavishness, rascality, roguery; roughhouse, horseplay.
-v. 3. quarrel, squabble, altercate, spar, cross swords; argue, debate, dispute, bandy words, have words, Inf. pick a crow; disagree, differ, take exception to, contend, contest, make something of it, fall out, clash, be at odds, be at loggerheads; spat, tiff, Brit. Archaic, brangle, wrangle, bicker, Obs. brabble; fight, brawl, scuffle, tussle, struggle, Inf. scrap, battle, go at each other's throats. rowdy, n. 1. ruffian, tough, Inf. toughie, thug, mugger, hoodlum, SI.hood, SI.yap, Inf. plugugly, Inf. gon, hooligan, Chiefly Brit, rough, Inf. roughneck, Inf. baddy, SI.bad actor, SI.gunsel, SI.mug, Australian SI.
larrikin, Brit. Hist. Mohock, (in Paris) apache; terrorist, desperado, gangster, mobster, racketeer, mafioso.
2. brute, bully, brawler, barbarian; savage, vandal, yahoo, SI.ugly customer; scoundrel, knave, wretch, Archaic, caitiff; blackguard, villain, hellhound, fiend; rascal, rapscallion, scamp.
-adj. 3. disorderly, unruly, rowdyish; unrestrained, abandoned, lawless, libertarian, licentious; rough, coarse, crude, loud, unrefined; barbarous, brutish, savage, vicious, atrocious; roguish, rascally, mischievous. royal, adj. 1. kingly, queenly, princely, regal, basilic, majestic, august; kinglike, lordly, noble, aristocratic, highborn, patrician, courtly.
2. sovereign, imperial, monarchical, absolute, regnant, paramount, hegemonic, dynastic; authoritative, injperious, despotic, autocratic, dominant, peremptory.
3. imposing, commanding, stately, impressive, grand, magnificent, lofty, elevated, exalted, eminent, sublime.
4. Informal, fine, excellent, first-rate, first-class, prime, of the highest order, of the best sort; crack, choice, tiptop. royalty, n. 1. kingship, queenship, majesty, divine right, sovereignty, primacy, supremacy, suzerainty, dominion, hegemony; authority, command, regnancy, lordship; autocracy, monocracy, imperialism, absolutism, rod of empire, iron sway, domination; Caesarism, czar ism, kaiser ism.
2. royal family, royal house, royal line; dynasty, monarchy, nobilty, aristocracy.
3. kingliness, regality, imperiality, imperialness; augustness, stateliness, grandeur, preeminence; loftiness, excellence, greatness, nobleness; magnificence, splendor, glamour; prestige, authoritativeness; dignity, honorableness, gallantry, courtliness.
4. share, fee, compensation, return, dividend; remuneration, reimbursement, recompense; percentage, commission, brokerage fee, Inf. rake-off, Inf. cut; reward, finder's fee. rub, v. 1. massage, knead, embrocate; stroke, caress, fondle, pet, pat, palm; brush, graze; (all of horses) curry, currycomb, groom.
2. polish, buff, burnish, rub down, smooth; abrade,
chafe, levigate, triturate; scour, scrub.