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raving Line breaks: rav¦ing
Pronunciation: /ˈreɪvɪŋ/

Definition of raving in English:


(usually ravings)
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 a particular quality: 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.
very great, considerable, remarkable, extraordinary, singular, striking, outstanding, stunning

Words that rhyme with raving

craving, engraving, paving, saving, shaving
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