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rant

noun

1 rant

A loud bombastic declamation expressed with strong emotion.

synonyms: harangue, ranting.

Roget 549: exaggeration; expansion etc. 194; hyperbole, stretch, strain, coloring; high coloring, caricature, caricatura; extravagance etc. (nonsense) ... show more

Dutch: preek, uitvaren tegen, uitschelden, hekelen, donderpreek



2 rant

Pompous or pretentious talk or writing.

synonyms: blah, bombast, claptrap, fustian.

Roget 517: meaninglessness, unmeaningness etc. adj.; scrabble.    empty sound, dead letter, vox et praeterea nihil [Lat.]; a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing;" sounding brass and a tinkling cymbal.   " nonsense, utter nonsense, gibberish; ... show more

Roget 577: ornament; floridness c.    adj.. turgidity, turgescence; altiloquence etc. adj.; declamation, teratology; well-rounded periods; elegance etc. 578; ... show more

Dutch: Holle frasen, Bombast, bombast, gezwollenheid, lyrisme, pathos, retoriek
Polish: drętwa gadka, wielosłowie, woda, słowolejstwo, deklaratywność, gołosłowność, drętwa mowa, werbalizm, bicie piany, wodolejstwo ... show more

verb

1 rant

Talk in a noisy, excited, or declamatory manner.

synonyms: jabber, mouth off, rabbit on, rave, spout.

Roget 825: be impatient etc. adj.; not be able to bear etc. 826; bear ill, wince, chafe, champ a bit; be in a stew etc. n.; be out of all patience, ... show more

Roget 573: be diffuse etc. adj.; run out on, descant, expatiate, enlarge, dilate, amplify, expand, inflate; launch out, branch out; rant.    ... show more

Roget 582: speak of; say, utter, pronounce, deliver, give utterance to; utter forth, pour forth; breathe, let fall, come out with; rap out, blurt out have on one's lips; have at the end of one's tongue, ... show more

Roget 599: act, play, perform; put on the stage; personate etc. 554; mimic etc. (imitate) 19; enact; play a part, act a part, ... show more


Moby thesaurus: absurdity, act, amphigory, assault, attack, babble, babblement, balderdash, barbarize, batter, bawl out, be angry, be excitable, be insane, be livid, be pissed, bellow, berate, bibble-babble, blabber ... show more.

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