[ram-pey-juh s]


violent; unruly; boisterous.

Origin of rampageous

First recorded in 1815–25; rampage + -ous
Related formsram·pa·geous·ly, adverbram·pa·geous·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for rampageous

Historical Examples of rampageous

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

  • But, mamma, I don't see why success should always be rampageous.

    Orley Farm

    Anthony Trollope

  • Appeared suddenly a lady used to dealing with rampageous outsiders.

    From Sea to Sea

    Rudyard Kipling

  • For the Gallic bébé certainly seems less "rampageous" than the English urchin.

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