rampant | rampantly

Exam frequency

GRE

low

Banks

high

Civil Services

high

Meaning(s)

happening or spreading in an uncontrolled way

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rampant - widespread

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‘Rampant’ tends to be used in a negative context. It expresses that something bad, such as crime or a disease, is increasingly widespread and out of control. It tends to be characterized by a destructive wildness or by an absence of restraint.

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Synonyms prevalent,unrestrained
Antonyms restrained,controlled

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  1. Rampant government spending is not helping the situation. It will likely lead to a recession.

  2. Disease is spreading rampantly in the city, especially in the more congested areas.

  3. There are rampant rumours circulating the office that the CEO will be stepping down in the next day or two.

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