to speak or declaim extravagantly or violently; talk in a wild or vehement way; rave: The demagogue ranted for hours.
to utter or declaim in a ranting manner.
ranting, extravagant, or violent declamation.
a ranting utterance.
- ranter, noun
- rant·ing·ly, adverb
- outrant, verb (used with object)
- un·rant·ing, adjective
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How to use rant in a sentence
They also frequented online chat rooms where fellow Islamic zealots teed off with venomous rants about their hate for infidels.
The hashtag has been used to label general rants about people getting naked for attention.#FixTheInternet: The Hashtag That Beat Back Kim Kardashian’s Butt | Emily Shire | November 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But his recent Twitter feed, filled with dozens of angry and depressed rants, showed Fryberg was distressed.The Homecoming Prince Who Tweeted His Killing Spree | Brandy Zadrozny | October 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Novellas, movies, rants, columns, docudramas—creative lefties left no outlet unturned.The Strange World of Political Assassination Fantasies | James Poulos | September 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In what looks like a “teaser” for more rants to come, John Cantlie speaks to the camera and continues to live, at least for now.An ISIS Hostage Taken With Beheaded James Foley Spouts ISIS Propaganda | Jamie Dettmer | September 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In what raptures have I seen an audience, at the furious fustian and turgid rants in Nat.The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor | Samuel James Arnold
If ever Shakespeare rants, it is not when his imagination is hurrying him along, but when he is hurrying his imagination along.Pearls of Thought | Maturin M. Ballou
The gran-diose ship as lies in the Lavar (Delaware) riv-aire is fool of em-i-gr-rants.Continental Monthly - Volume 1 - Issue 3 | Various
Upon these the dramatic fame of Dryden is built; while the rants of Almanzor and Maximin are never mentioned but in ridicule.
He never rants at all, but rides over his antagonist by his cool reasoning and his own magnificent imagination.
British Dictionary definitions for rant
to utter (something) in loud, violent, or bombastic tones
(intr) mainly Scot to make merry; frolic
loud, declamatory, or extravagant speech; bombast
mainly Scot a wild revel
Scot an energetic dance or its tune
- ranter, noun
- ranting, adjective, noun
- rantingly, adverb
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