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"raving" in British English

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ravingadjective [before noun], adverb

uk   us   /ˈreɪ.vɪŋ/ informal
complete or ​extreme, or ​completely or ​extremely: He must be a raving idiot/​lunatic. Her last ​book was a raving best-seller/success. She's no raving beauty. I ​think you're (​stark) raving mad to ​agree to do all that ​extrawork without being ​paid for it.
(Definition of raving from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"raving" in American English

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ravingadjective, adverb [not gradable]

 us   /ˈreɪ·vɪŋ/
complete or ​extreme, or ​completely or ​extremely: He was raving ​mad near the end of his ​life.
(Definition of raving from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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