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rampant

ram·pant

rampant

 
pronunciation:
raem pnt
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: unrestrained or uncontrollable; unbridled.
The period was characterized by rampant corruption in city government.Vines are becoming rampant in the garden.
synonyms:
unbridled, uncontrollable, ungovernable, unrestrained
antonyms:
controlled
similar words:
frenzied, riotous
definition 2: violent in nature or behavior; raging.
a rampant storm
synonyms:
raging
antonyms:
mild
similar words:
berserk, ferocious, fierce, furious, rip-roaring, tempestuous, tumultuous, turbulent, violent
definition 3: of an animal, raised up on the hind legs as if to roar or pounce.
similar words:
ramping, upright
definition 4: of an animal in heraldry, represented in profile with the body raised up on the left hind leg, with the right foreleg elevated above the left.
definition 5: in architecture, rising from supports or abutments that are lower at one side than at the other.
a rampant arch
derivation: rampantly (adv.)