- Speak or shout at length in an angry, impassioned way: she was still ranting on about the unfairness of it allMore example sentences
- Among other topics we discussed, she ranted about some of the things my stepdad does that drive her nuts.
- I ranted at length about this in an article published earlier this year in Bermuda's daily newspaper.
- I remember writing a letter to the editor, where I ranted about the state of literature in this country.
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- A spell of ranting; a tirade: his rants against organized religionMore example sentences
- He embarks on a rant about a late Evening Standard critic and fiddles with his lighter to calm down.
- As long as their rants were confined to forums and poorly organised rallies, no one really cared.
- As it's already been pointed out, this latest diatribe is even less logical than his previous rants.
rant and rave
- Shout and complain angrily and at length: stop ranting and raving for a minute and start being honest with yourselfMore example sentences
- I began to rant and rave angrily, in a loud voice.
- ‘You can't rant and rave; you can't scream and put people in shock, though I have worked with directors who do that and it's pretty scary,’ Garry says.
- I could rant and rave about it but that wouldn't make a difference.
late 16th century (in the sense 'behave boisterously'): from Dutch ranten 'talk nonsense, rave'.