- The definition of riley means angry or upset.
An example of riley is an upset mother trying to protect her child.
- Riley means thick or muddy.
An example of something riley is a shaken bottle of muddy water.
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- Stirred up emotionally; upset.
- Roiled; turbid.
, James Whitcomb Known as “the Hoosier poet.” 1849-1916.