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[ram-pey-juh s] /ræmˈpeɪ dʒəs/
violent; unruly; boisterous.
Origin of rampageous
First recorded in 1815-25; rampage + -ous
Related forms
rampageously, adverb
rampageousness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Appeared suddenly a lady used to dealing with rampageous outsiders.

    From Sea to Sea Rudyard Kipling
  • But, mamma, I don't see why success should always be rampageous.

    Orley Farm Anthony Trollope
  • I guess they were stuff some men had gone out in skiffs to catch as they floated by, before the river got so rampageous.

    Swatty Ellis Parker Butler
  • For the Gallic bébé certainly seems less "rampageous" than the English urchin.

  • Diana went back to school in the wildest and most rampageous of spirits.

  • Oh, do hark to those children's voices; what rampageous, excitable creatures they are.

    A Life For a Love L. T. Meade
  • Thus the reptile had attained large size, and was active, hungry, and rampageous.

    Pabo, The Priest Sabine Baring-Gould
  • Indeed, the Adjutant frequently declared that "but for that rampageous young Celt, Carter would never be in trouble."

  • Mrs. Meyrick found out to her cost the difference between a nursling and a rampageous little boy.

    A Terrible Temptation Charles Reade
  • She's a sort of rampageous saint; ferocious and affectionate by turns, a bit ridiculous perhaps, but delightful and generous.

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