Definition of ranting in US English:


(also rantings)


  • A long, angry, and impassioned speech.

    ‘the reactionary rantings of an embittered old man’
    • ‘These are the rantings of a paranoid but briefly optimistic fan.’
    • ‘I think that it is irresponsible of your newspaper to print the rantings of a woman who is merely interested in promoting her own biased views.’
    • ‘It would appear that my rantings have widespread influence.’
    • ‘These are not the isolated rantings of an angry old man.’
    • ‘Because, simply by revealing how old I was, I could justify the mad rantings.’
    • ‘Reasonable discussion is important but irrational rantings will achieve nothing.’
    • ‘Life is too short to spend hours scrutinising the rantings of morons.’
    • ‘I have read the predictable rantings of those who go on about queue jumpers and the fact that these people are not really oppressed.’
    • ‘She manages to capture his mad rantings with a kind of macabre poetry.’
    • ‘But perhaps now we'll be given overdue respite from the rantings of those intent on persuading us he was some kind of miracle-worker.’
    • ‘I mean, doesn't that make them a conduit for the rantings of a mass murderer?’
    • ‘Hopefully, my rantings will at least vaguely interest those of you who crave rational discourse.’
    • ‘I headed back to the Commons but, when I arrived, my colleagues viewed my rantings as though I'd drunk considerably more than a pint.’
    • ‘He has given no definitive proof for any of his beliefs and most of his rantings are nothing more than far left propaganda.’
    • ‘But the free world will not bow to the rantings of a cowardly murderer.’
    • ‘Despite the rantings of the media, I still like getting a tan.’
    • ‘Such reactionary and ignorant rantings are perhaps not overly worthy of comment.’
    • ‘It was an immensely silly argument, and might be dismissed as the rantings of a second-rate polemicist.’
    • ‘In the meantime I imagine my obscure rantings and categorisations may draw the odd comment from those versed in literary theory.’
    • ‘For years I used to hate reading the rantings of newspaper columnists as they pounded some hapless individual before moving on glibly to the next victim.’
    bluster, pomposity, rant, nonsense, empty talk, humbug, wind, blather, blether, claptrap
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  • Speaking at length in an angry and impassioned way.

    ‘ranting shock jocks’