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rant

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of rant

  1. 1 a long angry speech or scolding <after complaining about the hotel's lousy service, the woman went off on another rant about the condition of her room> Synonyms diatribe, harangue, jeremiad, philippic, tiradeRelated Words assault, attack, broadside, invective, lambasting, lashing, tongue-lashing, vituperation; berating, chewing out, rebuke, reprimand, reproach, reproof; abuse, castigation, censure, condemnation, criticism, denunciation; belittlement, deprecation, depreciation, disparagement, dissing; excoriation, execration, revilement; admonishment, admonition, lecture, sermonNear Antonyms encomium, eulogy, panegyric, rhapsody, tribute; acclaim, acclamation, accolade, citation, homage, honor, praise; approval, blessing, commendation, endorsement (also indorsement), sanction; ovation, plaudit, rave

  2. 2 boastful speech or writing <instead of addressing the current crisis, the mayor's speech was a lot of rant emphasizing his accomplishments> Synonyms bluster, brag, braggadocio, bull [slang], cockalorum, fanfaronade, gas, gasconade, grandiloquence, hot air, magniloquence, bombast, rodomontade (also rhodomontade)Related Words oratory, rhapsody, rhetoric; pomposity, turgidity, wind; bloviation, verbosity, windiness; babble, blab, chatter, drivel, gabble, gibber, gibberish, jabber, prattle; jawing, patter, prating, yammering; egotism, self-conceit, self-importance, swagger, vaunt




rant

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of rant

  1. to talk loudly and wildly <when the salesclerk gave him incorrect change, he began ranting about the sorry state of math education today> Synonyms bluster, fulminate, huff, rave, spout Related Words sound off, speak out, speak up; blare, blurt out, bolt; bloviate, blow, declaim, harangue, mouth (off), orate, pontificate; carry on, rage, storm, take on Near Antonyms grunt, murmur, mutter, slur; breathe, whisper




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