Rant Rant, n. High-sounding language, without importance or dignity of thought; boisterous, empty declamation; bombast; as, the rant of fanatics. [1913 Webster]

This is a stoical rant, without any foundation in the nature of man or reason of things. --Atterbury. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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