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howling (adj.)

c. 1600, "that howls," present-participle adjective from howl (v.)). The word was used in the King James Bible (1611) in reference to waste and wilderness (Deuteronomy xxxii.10), "characterized by or filled with howls (of wild beasts or the wind," which has tended to give it a merely intensive force.

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Definitions of howling
1
howling (n.)
a long loud emotional utterance;
their howling had no effect
Synonyms: howl / ululation
2
howling (adj.)
extraordinarily good or great; used especially as intensifiers;
a howling success
From wordnet.princeton.edu

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