David's riley reaction made it obvious that he disliked broccoli.
- 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.
1849-1916; U.S. poet
- Stirred up emotionally; upset.
- Roiled; turbid.