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Anarchy vs. Riot — What's the Difference?

Anarchy vs. Riot — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Anarchy and Riot

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Anarchy

Anarchy is a society being freely constituted without authorities or a governing body. It may also refer to a society or group of people that entirely rejects a set hierarchy.

Riot

A riot () is a form of civil disorder commonly characterized by a group lashing out in a violent public disturbance against authority, property, or people. Riots typically involve destruction of property, public or private.

Anarchy

Absence of any form of political authority.

Riot

A wild or turbulent disturbance created by a large number of people.

Anarchy

Political disorder and confusion.
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Riot

(Law) A violent disturbance of the public peace by three or more persons assembled for a common purpose.

Anarchy

Absence of any cohesive principle, such as a common standard or purpose.

Riot

An unrestrained outbreak, as of laughter or passions.

Anarchy

(uncountable) The state of a society being without authorities or an authoritative governing body.

Riot

A profusion
The garden was a riot of colors in August.

Anarchy

(uncountable) Anarchism; the political theory that a community is best organized by the voluntary cooperation of individuals, rather than by a government, which is regarded as being coercive by nature.

Riot

Unrestrained merrymaking; revelry.

Anarchy

(countable) A chaotic and confusing absence of any form of political authority or government.

Riot

Debauchery.

Anarchy

Confusion in general; disorder.

Riot

(Slang) An irresistibly funny person or thing
Isn't she a riot?.

Anarchy

Absence of government; the state of society where there is no law or supreme power; a state of lawlessness; political confusion.
Spread anarchy and terror all around.

Riot

To take part in a riot.

Anarchy

Hence, confusion or disorder, in general.
There being then . . . an anarchy, as I may term it, in authors and their re koning of years.

Riot

To live wildly or engage in uncontrolled revelry.

Anarchy

A state of lawlessness and disorder (usually resulting from a failure of government)

Riot

To waste (money or time) in wild or wanton living
"rioted his life out, and made an end" (Tennyson).

Riot

A tumultuous disturbance of the public peace by a large group of people, often involving violence or damage to property.
The protests began peacefully but turned into riots after several days.

Riot

(figurative) A wide and unconstrained variety.
In summer this flower garden is a riot of colour.

Riot

A humorous or entertaining event or person.

Riot

Wanton or unrestrained behavior or emotion.

Riot

(obsolete) Excessive and expensive feasting; wild and loose festivity; revelry.

Riot

(intransitive) To create or take part in a riot; to raise an uproar or sedition.
The nuclear protesters rioted outside the military base.

Riot

To act in an unrestrained or wanton manner; to indulge in excess of feasting, luxury, etc.

Riot

(transitive) To cause to riot; to throw into a tumult.

Riot

(transitive) To annoy.

Riot

Wanton or unrestrained behavior; uproar; tumult.
His headstrong riot hath no curb.

Riot

Excessive and exxpensive feasting; wild and loose festivity; revelry.
Venus loveth riot and dispense.
The lamb thy riot dooms to bleed to-day.

Riot

The tumultuous disturbance of the public peace by an unlawful assembly of three or more persons in the execution of some private object.

Riot

To engage in riot; to act in an unrestrained or wanton manner; to indulge in excess of luxury, feasting, or the like; to revel; to run riot; to go to excess.
Now he exact of all, wastes in delight,Riots in pleasure, and neglects the law.
No pulse that riots, and no blood that glows.

Riot

To spend or pass in riot.
[He] had rioted his life out.

Riot

A public act of violence by an unruly mob

Riot

A state of disorder involving group violence

Riot

A joke that seems extremely funny

Riot

A wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity

Riot

Take part in a riot; disturb the public peace by engaging in a riot;
Students were rioting everywhere in 1968

Riot

Engage in boisterous, drunken merry-making;
They were out carousing last night

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