American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Raging; frenzied: "the hot rampageous horses of my will” ( W.H. Auden).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of a ramping character; behaving rampantly; unruly; raging; boisterous; stormy.
- Hence Glaring or “loud” in style or taste; “stunning.”
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Prov. or Low Characterized by violence and passion; unruly; rampant.
- adj. displaying raging violence; often destructive
- From rampage + -ous. Originally Scottish. (Wiktionary)
“For the Gallic _bébé_ certainly seems less "rampageous" than the English urchin.”
“rampageous" sister and of her husband, the good, kind, honest Joe, and taken up to London, and brought up as a gentleman, and started in chambers in Barnard's Inn. All this is done through the instrumentality of Mr. Jaggers, a barrister in highest repute among the criminal brotherhood.”
“In front of his desk sits a scale model of the animal that barged its way onstage during his rampageous 2007 production of Ionesco's Rhinoceros; next to it is a memento from Jerusalem.”
“Questions arise as to rampageous warlords when discussing a country without a central government.”
“Yes, you may hit him fair, and make him bleed, too; but, for all that, he is a lion — a mighty, conquering, generous, rampageous Leo Belgicus — monarch of his wood.”
“If eBay is the spawn of the next generation of dotcom boomers, perhaps it is appropriate that helping it along its wave of success is a battle-scarred veteran of the former, rampageous tech era.”
“The house on my side has a magnificent view of the beautiful Hijan hills, down which a waterfall tumbles in a broad sheet of foam only half a mile off, and which breed a rampageous fresh breeze for a great part of the day.”
“It must be admitted that the criminal classes are very rampageous in”
“But the particular area occupied by the rampageous vines was previously covered with wattles and a great variety of more or less densely-foliaged shrubs, each of which would add its quota to the accumulation of fallen leaves and discarded fruit or shelly seed-husks, slow but certain of decay.”
“In my view bureaucratic murder according to pre-prepared lists and without trial is as evil as murder committed by rampageous soldiers hitting innocent civilians.”
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