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  1. A criticism done by ranting.
  2. A wild, incoherent, emotional articulation.
  3. 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.
    1. To speak or shout at length in an uncontrollable anger.
    2. To criticize by ranting.
      Etymology: From ranten 'talk nonsense, rave'.

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