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English definition of “rank”

rank

adjective [before noun] (EXTREME)    /ræŋk/
( especially of something bad ) complete or extreme : It was rank stupidity to drive so fast on an icy road . The horse that won the race was a rank outsider .Very and extremeComplete and wholeIntensifying expressions
(Definition of rank adjective (EXTREME) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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