- rapture or ecstasy.
- violent removal.
- the forcible abduction of a woman.
- rape1(def 1).
Origin of ravishment
Related Words for ravishmentsatisfaction, comfort, humor, glee, delight, elation, cheer, charm, bliss, pride, amusement, wonder, ecstasy, exaltation, euphoria, exhilaration, contentment, communion, violation, rape
Examples from the Web for ravishment
Historical Examples of ravishment
I could not hear him speak so; it killed me to all but a ravishment of fear.Charles Auchester, Volume 2 (of 2)
The ravishment of her beauty and her charm held him speechless.Romances of Old Japan
Yei Theodora Ozaki
But how am I to describe to you the peace and ravishment of that face?The Dynamiter
Robert Louis Stevenson
I have wrestled with the glaukous-haired Poseidon, and feared his ravishment.Oscar Wilde
Leonard Cresswell Ingleby
His ravishment had suffered a sharp natural decline reflected in a mental gloom.Cytherea
Word Origin and History for ravishment
1530s, from Middle French ravissement (14c.), from ravir (see ravish).