Definition of raving in English:


Syllabification: rav·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈrāviNG


(usually ravings)
  • Wild, irrational, or incoherent talk: the ravings of a madwoman
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    • You can read what can only be described as the completely nonsensical ravings of this chap here.
    • What interests us here is not so much the completely irrationality of Carr's ravings, but the underlying reason for it.
    • If you can stomach such ravings, here's a taster.
    gibberish, rambling, babbling, wild talk, incoherent talk


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  • Used to emphasize the bad or extreme quality of someone or something: she’d never been a raving beauty [as submodifier]: have you gone raving mad?
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    • Secondly before the raving mad dogs tear me to pieces, think of this as a ray of hope.
    • She was somewhat cute as best, not a raving beauty.
    • He writes in a confounding way that always makes me end up thinking that he is a raving buffoon or a extraordinarily perceptive genius.

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