Definition of ripsnorting in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈripsnôrdiNG/


[attributive] North American informal
Showing great vigor or intensity: a ripsnorting editorial
More example sentences
  • A faux-autobiography constructed from the letters of Australia's most famous outlaw, the book itself is a nigh perfect fusion of experimental prose, historical novel and ripsnorting thriller, whatever the wider truth may be.
  • Throughout the 1990s, investment experts warned that the ripsnorting stock market would revert to the mean.



Pronunciation: /ˈripˌsnôrdər/
Example sentences
  • Last week her set piece was a ripsnorter - peppered as it was, with traces of embedded humour - involving journalists, military mayhem, cover-up and collusion.
  • So not quite the Hollywood ending the country demanded, although nothing about this horse even in defeat detracts from what is still a ripsnorter of a story that should still be a blockbuster in the making.
  • Another major factor is the tide because if the swell is a decent size and the tide is high the left can be a ripsnorter and you really have to watch what you're doing as the tide drops.



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Syllabification: rip·snort·ing

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