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ranter Line breaks: rant¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈrantə/

Definition of ranter in English:


1A person who rants: Sunday afternoon ranters at Speaker’s Corner
More example sentences
  • Many of the ranters are either ignored or gently calmed down by other posters there.
  • There's a sad lack of rationality here, and it's become pointless to try to reason with the ranters.
  • I repeat it, because some ranters haven't understood something here apparently.
2 (Ranter) A member of an antinomian Christian sect in England during the mid 17th century which denied the authority of scripture and clergy.
Example sentences
  • We learn how the ideas of the Ranters, Levellers and the Diggers filtered into the common-sense of this labouring class.
  • In so doing, McDowell greatly extends our understanding of the intellectual roots of the Levelers, the Quakers, and the Ranters.
  • Using a mixture of readings and commentary, he ranges from More's Utopia through the English Civil War period with its Levellers, Ranters and Diggers.
2.1(In the 19th century) a member of certain Nonconformist, in particular Methodist, groups.

Words that rhyme with ranter

Atlanta, banter, canter, infanta, levanter, manta, Santa, tam-o'-shanter
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