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Meaning of RANT

Pronunciation:  rant

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  pompous or pretentious talk or writing
  2. [n]  a loud bombastic declamation expressed with strong emotion
  3. [v]  talk in a noisy, excited, or declamatory manner
 

RANT is a 4 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: blah, bombast, claptrap, fustian, harangue, jabber, mouth off, rabbit on, ranting, rave, spout
 
 See Also: declamation, grandiloquence, grandiosity, magniloquence, mouth, rhetoric, screed, speak, talk, utter, verbalise, verbalize

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Rant\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Ranted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Ranting}.] [OD. ranten, randen, to dote, to be enraged.]
    To rave in violent, high-sounding, or extravagant language,
    without dignity of thought; to be noisy, boisterous, and
    bombastic in talk or declamation; as, a ranting preacher.
    
          Look where my ranting host of the Garter comes! --Shak.
    
    
  2. \Rant\, n.
    High-sounding language, without importance or dignity of
    thought; boisterous, empty declamation; bombast; as, the rant
    of fanatics.
    
          This is a stoical rant, without any foundation in the
          nature of man or reason of things.       --Atterbury.
    
    
 

 

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