raving

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

raving

  1. present participle of rave

Noun[edit]

raving (plural ravings)

  1. (usually in the plural) Wild, incoherent, or irrational talk.
    • 1748, David Hume, Enquiry concerning Human Understanding, Section 3. § 5.
      A production without design would resemble more the ravings of a madman, than the sober efforts of genius and learning.
    • 1828, James Hogg, Mary Burnet
      Those words appearing to be merely the ravings of superannuation, they were not regarded; but when no other traces of Mary could be found, old Andrew went up to consult this crazy dame once more, but he was not able to bring any such thing to her recollection.

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Adjective[edit]

raving (comparative more raving, superlative most raving)

  1. Talking wildly.
  2. Causing excitement or wild praise.
    She was not considered a raving beauty.

Adverb[edit]

raving (comparative more raving, superlative most raving)

  1. Incoherently
    He went stark, raving mad.

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