Definition of rip-roaring in English:



  • Full of energy and vigour.

    ‘a rip-roaring derby match’
    • ‘The film opens with a rip-roaring car chase scene, as a car full of thieves is fleeing the cops.’
    • ‘Their ensuing adventure is a rip-roaring treat capable of appealing to both adults and children alike, featuring a superb script and some terrific visual gags as well as some genuinely moving moments.’
    • ‘Berman gives a rip-roaring account of this more popular of Liszt's two piano concertos in 1976; a work which can only be appreciated live as here before a Turin audience.’
    • ‘While the first works better as a serious anti-war film, this one is a rip-roaring action-adventure, which at the very least works as a great example of mindless blockbuster entertainment.’
    • ‘We've got some rip-roaring combat in the movie I've made.’
    • ‘But before Rex tells any more of his rip-roaring stories over kangaroo steaks and tin mugs of red wine around his island campfire, he wants to get a few things straight.’
    • ‘The lyrics are witty, and it's a rip-roaring good story.’
    • ‘Calamity Jane is an action-packed, rip-roaring roller coaster of a show with one of the most witty and memorable musical scores.’
    • ‘The Second Show - with the bigger crowd and less interference from the TV people - is the superior performance; it's far more energetic and rip-roaring.’
    • ‘Having got off to such a rip-roaring start, however, the album sometimes struggles to maintain such high standards.’
    • ‘And it's rip-roaring fun, particularly in the way it seamlessly blends some weighty issues, such as corporate monopolies and plastic surgery, with plenty for the kids to enjoy as well.’
    • ‘We didn't just go through a recession in 2000; it was a recession that followed a rip-roaring expansion, in which ordinary workers made piles of money in the stock market.’
    • ‘And it's certainly not interested in making its exports expensive enough to slow down a rip-roaring economy that needs to absorb 10 million new workers a year.’
    • ‘This rip-roaring growth, however, has left other areas of archaeology totally overshadowed.’
    • ‘The hosts quickly pulled a goal back and the stage seemed set for a rip-roaring finale.’
    • ‘Both men agreed that it was a rip-roaring case that would bring them together for an altruistic cause like they had in years past.’
    • ‘Robbins plays a more geeky character who is shy and meek, but has a rip-roaring streak in him.’
    • ‘Nevertheless, the gig still proved a rip-roaring success and was followed by an after-show party.’
    • ‘I, as always, started training early this year with a rip-roaring weekend of illegalities.’
    • ‘I take the hint: more rip-roaring sing-alongs, more violin.’
    enormous, huge, massive, vast, very great, tremendous, substantial, goodly, prodigious, gigantic, giant, terrific, fantastic, colossal, immense, mammoth, monumental, stupendous, gargantuan, elephantine, titanic, mountainous, monstrous
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