Definition of raving in English:

raving

noun

usually ravings
  • Irrational or incoherent talk.

    ‘the ravings of a madwoman’
    • ‘Going to have do something about those ravings of yours.’
    • ‘Yet, when we predicted this outcome, you scoffed at our warnings as hysterical ravings.’
    • ‘Some Marvel staffers, in terms they now regret or deny, denounced his work as the ravings of a washed-up, senile old man.’
    • ‘You can read what can only be described as the completely nonsensical ravings of this chap here.’
    • ‘But to tell you the truth, I don't find Rummy's ravings even mildly annoying any more.’
    • ‘Jian's preoccupation with Mr. Yang's ravings, though, is not without self-interest.’
    • ‘What she has so far are the awkward, and, at times, ponderous ravings of a talentless hack, obsessed and clueless.’
    • ‘The vendor's insane ravings do not throw any light on the matter.’
    • ‘The writers took it as the ravings of a madman.’
    • ‘Well, that didn't sound at all like the ravings of a madman.’
    • ‘Well, Thomas Jefferson said the book of revelations was the ravings of a lunatic.’
    • ‘Sorry if I alarmed you with my insane ravings.’
    • ‘If you are wondering whether Scalia's ravings stem from some internally consistent theory, Ed Brayton will set you straight.’
    • ‘These hysterical ravings, however, I think he takes seriously.’
    • ‘Like a lunatic's ravings, his writing is inscrutable, absurd, yet shot through with phrases of visionary clarity and unpredictable poetry.’
    • ‘What interests us here is not so much the completely irrationality of Carr's ravings, but the underlying reason for it.’
    • ‘To Britain, this may sound like the ravings of lunatics.’
    • ‘If you can stomach such ravings, here's a taster.’
    • ‘The frothy ravings have abated somewhat; victory will do that.’
    • ‘Austria also recognized that his doubts could well just be the paranoid ravings of someone who played Diplomacy too much.’
    gibberish, rambling, babbling, wild talk, incoherent talk
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adjective

informal
  • Used to emphasize a particular quality.

    ‘she'd never been a raving beauty’
    as submodifier ‘have you gone raving mad?’
    • ‘You already know I'm not a raving environmentalist.’
    • ‘Why do they want to see a raving lunatic, saying things he might regret?’
    • ‘If he doesn't do something soon, he'll definitely go stark raving mad.’
    • ‘She was not a raving beauty like most of the girls he knew.’
    • ‘Versa was afraid to take any more steps, for fear that her intrusion would jerk him back into reality, and send him raving mad.’
    • ‘She was somewhat cute as best, not a raving beauty.’
    • ‘Actually, McReynolds was a raving anti-Semite, and a racist, too.’
    • ‘You might help to counter the raving loons that have used his comment section to attack him too.’
    • ‘Secondly before the raving mad dogs tear me to pieces, think of this as a ray of hope.’
    • ‘He seemed to think the recorder was The Way to teach us music so he must have been a raving psychopath.’
    • ‘The moment they put me in bed I was a raving lunatic.’
    • ‘He had also noticed his brother dancing with the raving beauty, Katherine.’
    • ‘I'm not going to turn into a raving fundamentalist.’
    • ‘Well, once again I'm not going to call them raving maniacs.’
    • ‘Lindbergh of course was not exactly a raving lefty.’
    • ‘Though I have some mental health issues, I am not a raving lunatic.’
    • ‘Even as a raving crank, Joe has weird delusions of normalcy.’
    • ‘She knew that she wasn't the raving beauty that she had always wished she was.’
    • ‘He writes in a confounding way that always makes me end up thinking that he is a raving buffoon or a extraordinarily perceptive genius.’
    • ‘"For years, I was a raving lunatic, " he says now.’
    very great, considerable, remarkable, extraordinary, singular, striking, outstanding, stunning
    mad, insane, mentally ill, certifiable, deranged, demented, of unsound mind, out of one's mind, not in one's right mind, sick in the head, not together, crazy, crazed, lunatic, non compos mentis, unbalanced, unhinged, unstable, disturbed, distracted, stark mad, manic, frenzied, distraught, frantic, hysterical, delirious, psychotic, psychopathic, mad as a hatter, mad as a march hare, away with the fairies, foaming at the mouth
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Pronunciation

raving

/ˈreɪvɪŋ/