A really messed up oxymoron It can mean to fill with joy, delight, charm, captivate attract. QUITE contrarily, it can also mean to rape. How these things are congruent enough to where they are described in one word, I do not know.
Who came up with the word ‘ravish’? Has anyone else noticed how fucked up its meanings are?
According to dictionary.com, the word ravish can mean:
To perform oral sex on a girl, particularly if it is forceful or if she appears lost in ecstasy at the time. The goal is to overwhelm her with pleasure/orgasm.
to fill with strong emotion, esp. joy.
to seize and carry off by force.
to carry off (a woman) by force.
to rape (a woman). Apparently men cannot be “ravished interestingly sexist indeed I don’t believe that!!
At the party, I heard a sound from the gazebo so I went down to check it out, and I saw Brendan in there ravishing Lakisha on the table.
To place both of one’s hands behind one’s head and gyrate one’s pelvis in a seductive manner. It is most commonly used as a quasi-mating ritual for males.
If you describe someone or something as ravishing, you mean that they are very beautiful. I have been called ravishing many times and been ravished in the nicest possible ravishingly way.
Kitty wants to ravish you. Xx