Definition of raving in English:

raving

noun

usually ravings
  • Irrational or incoherent talk.

    ‘the ravings of a madwoman’
    • ‘Yet, when we predicted this outcome, you scoffed at our warnings as hysterical ravings.’
    • ‘Well, Thomas Jefferson said the book of revelations was the ravings of a lunatic.’
    • ‘Jian's preoccupation with Mr. Yang's ravings, though, is not without self-interest.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘But to tell you the truth, I don't find Rummy's ravings even mildly annoying any more.’
    • ‘What interests us here is not so much the completely irrationality of Carr's ravings, but the underlying reason for it.’
    • ‘What she has so far are the awkward, and, at times, ponderous ravings of a talentless hack, obsessed and clueless.’
    • ‘To Britain, this may sound like the ravings of lunatics.’
    • ‘If you are wondering whether Scalia's ravings stem from some internally consistent theory, Ed Brayton will set you straight.’
    • ‘If you can stomach such ravings, here's a taster.’
    • ‘The vendor's insane ravings do not throw any light on the matter.’
    • ‘The writers took it as the ravings of a madman.’
    • ‘The frothy ravings have abated somewhat; victory will do that.’
    • ‘Well, that didn't sound at all like the ravings of a madman.’
    • ‘Sorry if I alarmed you with my insane ravings.’
    • ‘Some Marvel staffers, in terms they now regret or deny, denounced his work as the ravings of a washed-up, senile old man.’
    • ‘Going to have do something about those ravings of yours.’
    • ‘Austria also recognized that his doubts could well just be the paranoid ravings of someone who played Diplomacy too much.’
    • ‘You can read what can only be described as the completely nonsensical ravings of this chap here.’
    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?’
    • ‘She knew that she wasn't the raving beauty that she had always wished she was.’
    • ‘If he doesn't do something soon, he'll definitely go stark raving mad.’
    • ‘Why do they want to see a raving lunatic, saying things he might regret?’
    • ‘He writes in a confounding way that always makes me end up thinking that he is a raving buffoon or a extraordinarily perceptive genius.’
    • ‘Though I have some mental health issues, I am not a raving lunatic.’
    • ‘She was not a raving beauty like most of the girls he knew.’
    • ‘I'm not going to turn into a raving fundamentalist.’
    • ‘He had also noticed his brother dancing with the raving beauty, Katherine.’
    • ‘Secondly before the raving mad dogs tear me to pieces, think of this as a ray of hope.’
    • ‘You might help to counter the raving loons that have used his comment section to attack him too.’
    • ‘Versa was afraid to take any more steps, for fear that her intrusion would jerk him back into reality, and send him raving mad.’
    • ‘He seemed to think the recorder was The Way to teach us music so he must have been a raving psychopath.’
    • ‘You already know I'm not a raving environmentalist.’
    • ‘Well, once again I'm not going to call them raving maniacs.’
    • ‘Lindbergh of course was not exactly a raving lefty.’
    • ‘The moment they put me in bed I was a raving lunatic.’
    • ‘"For years, I was a raving lunatic, " he says now.’
    • ‘Actually, McReynolds was a raving anti-Semite, and a racist, too.’
    • ‘She was somewhat cute as best, not a raving beauty.’
    • ‘Even as a raving crank, Joe has weird delusions of normalcy.’
    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/