Rant. n.s. [from the verb.] High sounding language unsupported by dignity of thought.
Dryden himself, to please a frantick age,
Was forc'd to let his judgment stoop to rage,
To a wild audience he conform'd his voice,
Comply'd to custom, but not err'd through choice;
Deem then the people's, not the writer's sin,
Almansor's rage, and rants of Maximin. Granville.
This is a stoical rant, without any foundation in the nature of man or reason of things. Atterbury's Preface.