Definition of raging in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈrājiNG/


1Showing violent uncontrollable anger: a raging bull
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  • But it wasn't a raging bull; it was just terrified.
  • Her trained poodle had turned into a raging pit bull.
  • However, what was once a test of strength that pitted one man against a raging bull is now a free-for-all in a large open space.
angry, furious, enraged, incensed, infuriated, irate, fuming, seething, ranting
informal livid, wild, smash-mouth
literary wrathful
1.1Continuing with great force or intensity: the stream could become a raging torrent in wet weather her raging thirst
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  • The sweet flowing stream turned into a raging torrent.
  • A torrent of raging water swept in, almost killing them.
  • I had a raging thirst and there was tubing running through my nose and down the back of my throat, which felt incredibly dry.
stormy, violent, wild, turbulent, tempestuous
severe, extreme, great, excessive
1.2 informal Tremendous: he had been a raging success in Spain
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  • The Holiday Pledge Drive, into which the current round of fundraising seems to have evolved, has been a raging success.
  • The arrival of a U.S. colonel and his aides in Hercules C130 military transport planes, however, proved to be a raging success.
  • And by that standard, the third quarter was a raging success.

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Syllabification: rag·ing

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