raving

[ rey-ving ]
/ ˈreɪ vɪŋ /

adjective

talking wildly; delirious; frenzied: a raving maniac.
Informal. extraordinary or remarkable: a raving beauty.

adverb

furiously or wildly: a remark that made me raving mad.

noun

Usually ravings .
  1. irrational, incoherent talk: Putting him in a straitjacket did not stop his ravings.
  2. wildly extravagant or outrageous talk; bombast.

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Origin of raving

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at rave1, -ing2, -ing1

OTHER WORDS FROM raving

rav·ing·ly, adverbun·rav·ing, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for raving

raving
/ (ˈreɪvɪŋ) /

adjective

  1. delirious; frenzied
  2. (as adverb)raving mad
informal (intensifier)a raving beauty

noun

(usually plural) frenzied, irrational, or wildly extravagant talk or utterances

Derived forms of raving

ravingly, adverb
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