- irrational, incoherent talk: Putting him in a straitjacket did not stop his ravings.
- wildly extravagant or outrageous talk; bombast.
OTHER WORDS FROM ravingrav·ing·ly, adverbun·rav·ing, adjective
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How to use raving in a sentence
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.
Breakfast raving, or “Braving,” as it will no doubt become known, is set to get the whole world confident with dancing sober.
The savvy businesswoman hamming it up as a stark raving mad TV host.
Consider Homeland, and a scary blonde named Carrie Mathison (played by Claire Danes), who is stark raving mad.
The man was raving mad, and the captain was obliged to have him bound hand and foot, and chained to the mast.A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer
They starred it in the far West mostly, until her health and mind gave way, and she went raving mad on the stage, I believe.The Cromptons|Mary J. Holmes
Vile aniseed brandy—liquid fire—was sold cheap, and many a man who began the day cool and sober ended it as a raving madman.The Chequers|James Runciman
You who will not wish to see her languish—suffer—go mad—Thomas, I am not the raving being you take me for.The Circular Study|Anna Katharine Green
Are the raving words, the wicked thoughts of a misguided, vicious woman to be believed by those who hear them?In the Onyx Lobby|Carolyn Wells
British Dictionary definitions for raving
- delirious; frenzied
- (as adverb)raving mad