- A criticism done by ranting.
- A wild, incoherent, emotional articulation.
- An exposition written, or more often oral, where emotionality supersedes rationality. Its purpose is a call to action, often identifying a target for ire and a path to resolution. Due to the pejorative connotation of the term it is a descriptor that is often subjective, most often applied to messages disagreed with. IE: Hitler's speeches were rants, Churchill's were spellbinding.
Etymology: From ranten 'talk nonsense, rave'.
- To speak or shout at length in an uncontrollable anger.
- To criticize by ranting.
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