1 very lively and profitable; "flourishing businesses"; "a palmy time for stockbrokers"; "a prosperous new business"; "doing a roaring trade"; "a thriving tourist center"; "did a thriving business in orchids" [syn: booming, flourishing, palmy, prospering, prosperous, thriving]
2 loud enough to cause (temporary) hearing loss [syn: deafening, earsplitting, thunderous, thundery]
2 a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal); "his bellow filled the hallway" [syn: bellow, bellowing, holla, holler, hollering, hollo, holloa, roar, yowl] adv : extremely; "roaring drunk"
- Rhymes: -ɔːrɪŋ
- present participle of roar
abandoned, amok, bellowing, berserk, blaring, booming, cannonading, carried away, delirious, demoniac, distracted, earsplitting, ecstatic, enraptured, feral, ferocious, fierce, frantic, frenzied, fulminating, furious, haggard, hog-wild, howling, hysterical, in a transport, in hysterics, intoxicated, mad, madding, maniac, orgasmic, orgiastic, pealing, piercing, possessed, prospering, prosperous, rabid, raging, ramping, ranting, raving, ravished, robust, rolling, rumbling, running mad, stentorian, stentorious, storming, thrifty, thriving, thundering, thunderlike, thunderous, thundery, tonitruant, tonitruous, transported, uncontrollable, violent, volleying, wild, wild-eyed, wild-looking