One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Boisterously or violently uncontrollable.‘a rampageous backwoodsman’figurative ‘tall and rampageous weeds’
unruly, unmanageable, disorderly, undisciplined, uncontrollable, unrestrained, rowdy, uncontrolled, disruptive, truculent, difficult, refractory, rebellious, mutinous, out of hand, riotous, out of control, wild, turbulent, uproarious, tumultuous, tempestuous, unbridled, irrepressible, boisterous, roisterous, racketyView synonyms
- ‘There's something about a rampageous woman flashing men that resonates with power.’
Early 19th century from rampage + -ous.
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