She missed the rampant spying on its own citizens by the fearsome FSB.
Decomposing corpses led to a rampant plague so severe it spread to Syria.
Now she takes him to task for his rampant misogyny—and says he must resign immediately.
Harlem Talks About the Harlem Shake ‘Harlem Shake’ fever was rampant last week.
Long speculated to be a UFO research center, Burlington has been the subject of rampant conspiracies for decades.
Violence has been rampant in some localities, and has either been justified or denied by those who could have prevented it.
Newly facing the evil of the world, she was a rampant reformer at once.
Colonel and Mrs. Dewsbury were rampant as two chained lions, who long to get loose and tear somebody to pieces.
And yet the seeds of it must be in your heart, or it could not all at once shew itself so rampant.
The three ermines passant and rampant bear would certainly have gone together by the ears.'
late 14c., "standing on the hind legs" (as a heraldic lion often does), thus, also, "fierce, ravenous" (late 14c.), from Old French rampant, present participle of ramper "to climb, scale, mount" (see rampage (v.)). Sense of "growing without check" (in running rampant), first recorded 1610s, probably is via the notion of "fierce disposition" or else preserves the older French sense.