1) ADJ: usu ADJ n A rambling building is big and old with an irregular shape.
...that rambling house and its bizarre contents.2) ADJ-GRADED: usu ADJ n (disapproval) If you describe a speech or piece of writing as rambling, you are criticizing it for being too long and very confused.
His actions were accompanied by a rambling monologue...
Cameron wrote a rambling letter to his wife.
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