- irrational, incoherent talk: Putting him in a straitjacket did not stop his ravings.
- wildly extravagant or outrageous talk; bombast.
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OTHER WORDS FROM ravingrav·ing·ly, adverbun·rav·ing, adjective
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Charles “Father” Coughlin, a raving anti-Semite, was one of the most popular radio hosts in the country.Why Was Bess Myerson the First and Last Jewish Miss America?|Emily Shire|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Forget SoulCycle—the newest fitness craze is early morning raving, complete with DJs, costumes, and organic smoothies.The Drug-Free Breakfast Rave Is New York’s Latest Exercise Trend|Jessica Burdon|May 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For those who do not trust the government, it is an excuse for ranting and raving instead of legislating compromised reform.
The Senate minority leader was raving mad, and spouting nonsense.
Let's not even bother with the obvious historical inaccuracy of this raving.
During this whole time I had been raving under a cerebral fever, death hovering over me.Travels and Adventures of Monsieur Violet|Captain Marryat
She lay tossing on her feverish bed, raving wildly, consumed with burning heat, never resting night or day.A Changed Heart|May Agnes Fleming
"You killed my father and ruined his life," she went on, raving.The Beggar Man|Ruby Mildred Ayres
Do you call it raving to give one's goods to the Church and the poor Mendicants?The Tales Of The Heptameron, Vol. V. (of V.)|Margaret, Queen Of Navarre
Theres a man been raving around here like a crazy man, declaring he has to send a telegram.The Radio Boys at Mountain Pass|Allen Chapman
British Dictionary definitions for raving
- delirious; frenzied
- (as adverb)raving mad