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rant

rant

 
 
pronunciation:
raent
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: ranted, ranting, rants
definition: to speak or complain loudly and vehemently.
He's always ranting about politics, and I'm tired of hearing his complaints.
synonyms:
declaim, harangue
similar words:
complain, pontificate, rage, storm, vociferate
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to utter with great vehemence.
synonyms:
harangue
similar words:
declaim
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part of speech: noun
definition: a very loud or vehement act of speaking, esp. in protest or complaint.
She launched into one of her angry rants about the cost of medical treatment.
synonyms:
harangue, tirade
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derivations: rantingly (adv.), ranter (n.)