rambling Definition

  • 1lengthy and confused or inconsequential
  • 2spreading or winding irregularly in various directions

Using rambling: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "rambling" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The professor gave a rambling lecture that was hard to follow.

  • Example

    The garden had a rambling path that led to a small pond.

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    He went on a rambling walk through the countryside.

rambling Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with rambling

  • a type of climbing rose with long, flexible stems that can be trained to grow over walls or arches


    The rambling rose in the garden was in full bloom.

  • a speech that is long, unfocused, and difficult to follow


    The politician's rambling speech failed to address the key issues.

  • a large, sprawling house with many rooms and corridors


    The old rambling house was said to be haunted.


Summary: rambling in Brief

The term 'rambling' [ˈræmblɪŋ] describes something that is lengthy, confused, or inconsequential, such as a rambling lecture or speech. It can also refer to something that spreads or winds irregularly, like a rambling path or a rambling rose. Synonyms include 'meandering,' 'wandering,' and 'circuitous.' Antonyms include 'concise,' 'succinct,' and 'terse.'

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