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raving

[rey-ving] /ˈreɪ vɪŋ/
adjective
1.
talking wildly; delirious; frenzied:
a raving maniac.
2.
Informal. extraordinary or remarkable:
a raving beauty.
adverb
3.
furiously or wildly:
a remark that made me raving mad.
noun
4.
Usually, ravings.
  1. irrational, incoherent talk:
    Putting him in a straitjacket did not stop his ravings.
  2. wildly extravagant or outrageous talk; bombast.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English; see rave, -ing2, -ing1
Related forms
ravingly, adverb
unraving, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ravings

raving

/ˈreɪvɪŋ/
adjective
1.
  1. delirious; frenzied
  2. (as adverb): raving mad
2.
(informal) (intensifier): a raving beauty
noun
3.
(usually pl) frenzied, irrational, or wildly extravagant talk or utterances
Derived Forms
ravingly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for ravings

raving

adj.

late 15c., "delirious, frenzied," present participle adjective from rave (v.); sense of "remarkable, fit to excite admiration" is from 1841, hence slang superlative use.

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