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Definition of "raving" []

  • Talking or behaving irrationally; wild: a raving maniac. (adjective)
  • Exciting admiration: a raving beauty. (adjective)
  • Delirious, irrational speech. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "raving" in a sentence
  • "He limped out at the window, and was presently found by his great-aunt, reading what he called a raving novel, to see how he ought to have done it."
  • "Everyone knows full well that the whole purpose of their ranting and raving is to get the rumors out there, but then prevent him from debunking him by shouting and acting like angry monkeys."
  • "(And while I can't speak for the network or the producers, all of this ranting and raving is purely anecdotal and isn't likely to shape the future direction of the show or its character development.)"