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roaring

adjective

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1 marked by a high volume of sound
  • a roaring party that annoyed the neighbors mightily

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2 marked by vigorous growth and well-being especially economically
  • the roaring mining town attracted job seekers eager to share in the boom

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roaring

adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms of roaring (Entry 2 of 3)

to a great degree
  • we had a roaring good time at the party

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roaring

verb
present participle of roar

Synonyms & Antonyms of roaring (Entry 3 of 3)

1 to make a long loud deep noise or cry
  • the car's engine roared as it sped away

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2 to speak so as to be heard at a distance
  • when we arrived at the house we could hear our friend roaring at someone inside, so we discreetly left

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3 to show mirth with an explosive vocal sound
  • a madcap comedy that had movie audiences roaring all summer long

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The first known use of roaring was in the 14th century

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“Roaring.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/roaring. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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