- irrationally extreme in opinion or practice: a rabid isolationist; a rabid baseball fan.
- furious or raging; violently intense: a rabid hunger.
- affected with or pertaining to rabies; mad.
Origin of rabid
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Examples from the Web for rabidity
The Abolitionists are subject to constant fits of rabidity which increase intensity with each successive attack.Lands of the Slave and the Free
Henry A. Murray
- relating to or having rabies
- zealous; fanatical; violent; raging
Word Origin and History for rabidity
1610s, "furious, raving," from Latin rabidus "raging, furious, enraged; inspired; ungoverned; rabid," from rabere "be mad, rave" (see rage (v.)). Meaning "made mad by rabies" in English first recorded 1804. Related: Rabidly; rabidness.
- Of or affected by rabies.