1. [syn: ranter, raver]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Ranter \Rant"er\ (r[a^]nt"[~e]r), n.
1. A noisy talker; a raving declaimer.
2. (Eccl. Hist.)
(a) One of a religious sect which sprung up in 1645; --
called also Seekers. See Seeker.
(b) One of the Primitive Methodists, who seceded from the
Wesleyan Methodists on the ground of their deficiency
in fervor and zeal; -- so called in contempt.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: someone who rants and raves; speaks in a violent or loud
manner [syn: ranter, raver]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
62 Moby Thesaurus words for "ranter":
Herod, Holy Willie, Joseph Surface, Mawworm, Pecksniff, Pharisee,
Tartuffe, affecter, blatherskite, bluff, bluffer, blusterer,
braggart, bravo, bucko, bully, bullyboy, canter, canting hypocrite,
debater, declaimer, demagogue, dissembler, dissimulator, fanfaron,
formalist, haranguer, hector, hectorer, hypocrite, jawsmith,
lip server, lip worshiper, panelist, pharisee, pietist,
pious fraud, poser, public speaker, rabble-rouser, raver,
religionist, religious hypocrite, roisterer, sniveler, snuffler,
speaker, speecher, speechifier, speechmaker, spieler,
spiritual humbug, spokesman, spokeswoman, spouter, swaggerer,
swashbuckler, swasher, talker, tub-thumper, vaporer,