A really fucked 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.
What asshole 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:
1. to fill with strong emotion, esp. joy.
2. to seize and carry off by force.
3. to carry off (a woman) by force.
4. to rape (a woman)."
Apparently men cannot be "ravished" --interestingly sexist indeed.
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