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raving

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishravingrav‧ing1 /ˈreɪvɪŋ/ adjective [only before noun] informal 🔊 🔊 1 MICRAZYtalking or behaving in a crazy way 🔊 a raving lunatic2 especially British English used to emphasize that someone or something has a lot of a particular quality 🔊 She was no raving beauty, but at least she looked smart.
Examples from the Corpus
ravingShe was no raving beauty, didn't have a model-like figure - all she'd had was some money.She'd never been a raving beauty, it was true, but at the moment she looked a wreck.If only she could have waved a magic wand to turn the fat girl into a raving beauty.It's nice to know you think your daughter's a raving drug addict and a tart.Unless you are a raving genius, doing that is not a good idea.A bit tricky under the circumstances, although I've never actually done it with a raving loony.It was like a raving nightmare.The man was a raving sadist, she thought, and then realised it was a requirement of his job.raving beautyIf only she could have waved a magic wand to turn the fat girl into a raving beauty.She was no raving beauty, didn't have a model-like figure - all she'd had was some money.She'd never been a raving beauty, it was true, but at the moment she looked a wreck.She was no raving beauty, she thought wryly, but at least she now looked human.
ravingraving2 adverb 🔊 🔊 (stark) raving mad/bonkers
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