rioter, n. rowdy, brawler, tough, hooligan, affrayer, street fighter, street-fighting man; anarchist, malcon
weatherman, Fr. frondeur;
agitator, agitprop, troublemaker, instigator, inciter, provoker; demagogue, rabble-rouser; firebrand, incendiary; rebel, revolter, revolutionary, insurrectionist, insurgent, sans-culotte.
obstreperous, unruly, disorderly, out of order, out of hand, out of control, uncontrollable, ungovernable, unmanageable; wild, rowdy, brawly; turbulent, tumultuous; chaotic, anarchic, lawless, pandemoniac.
2. rebellious, insurgent, insurrectionary, revolutionary, rebel, seditious, factious; mutinous, insubordinate.
3. dissolute, dissipated, debauched, wanton, libertine, licentious, abandoned, rampant; fast, loose, fast-living, free-living; orgiastic, corybantic, saturnalian.
4. boisterous, uproarious, rampageous, rambunctious, roisterous, rollicking, Inf.
rip-roaring, rough-and-tumble, Inf.
harum-scarum, Brit. Inf. mafficking.
hilarious, too funny for words, screaming, Inf.
rip, v. 1.
tear, rend, tear apart, put asunder, shred; cut, slit, slash, lacerate; rupture, separate, sever, dissever, cleave; split, rive, divide, halve, cut in two, quarter; hack, gash, gore, score.
2. tear off, pull off, detach, remove, unfix, disjoin; yank off, pick, withdraw, extract; peel, strip, bark, husk, skin.
speed, scuttle, Inf.
hustle, flee, skip, tear; rush, hurry, gallop, Inf.
go hellbent for leather, Inf.
zip; fly, Inf.
go like lightning, Inf.
go like the dickens; clip, bound, cut along, scurry.
4. rip into Informal,
attack, assail, besiege, oppugn; harry, harass, bombard; malign, impugn, vituperate, vilify, vilipend, calumniate, slander, abuse.
5. rip off Slang,
a. steal, pilfer, shoplift, thieve, purloin, rob; pocket, snatch, loot, SL
pinch, b. swindle, cheat, humbug, victimize, trick, mislead, deceive; juggle, ensnare, fleece, dupe, cozen; sell, gyp, palm off, hoodwink, bamboozle.
6. rend, tear, crack; cut, laceration, slit, slash, score; split, fissure, rift, cleavage; severance, breach, rupture, fracture; cleft, break, fault, ripe, adj.1.
grown, mature, aged, seasoned, well-aged, full-aged, tempered; mellow, ripened, in full bloom, in full flower, out, blooming; full-blown, golden, full, Anglo-Indian,
pukka, ruddy, soft, fully developed.
2. experienced, seasoned, veteran; responsible, sensible, dependable, reliable; prudent, judicious, sage, wise, sagacious, provident; worldly-wise, worldly, knowing, sophisticated, not born yesterday.
3. advanced, matured, developed; perfect, full, full-fledged, full-scale, full-grown; finished, polished, refined, consummate.
4. prepared, ready, set, primed, all ready, all set, on the mark; fit, good and ready, groomed, coached, Inf.
prepped; planned, prearranged, well-prepared, provided.
5. auspicious, favorable, propitious, promising; encouraging, timely, opportune, seasonable; golden, bright, felicitous.
ripen, v. 1.
age, season, develop, Dial,
ripe; mature, maturate, bear fruit, come to fruition; mellow, soften, reach maturity; bloom, blossom, flower, Archaic.
2. become, change into, turn into, fall into, slide into, glide into; evolve, transform, develop, grow into, get to be.
retort, rejoinder, return, repartee, sally, comeback, snappy comeback, barb, zinger, Inf.