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.
- rab·id·i·ty [ruh-bid-i-tee, ra-], /rəˈbɪd ɪ ti, ræ-/, rab·id·ness, noun
- rab·id·ly, adverb
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How to use rabid in a sentence
Another 30,876 other rabid animals also were infected with the raccoon variant.
My colleague, Samantha Stark, the director of the documentary, didn’t know much about Britney when we started the project, but she was really attracted to why Britney has such a rabid fan base.The Investigative Reporting Behind America’s Obsession With Britney Spears’ Conservatorship | by Robin Fields | July 13, 2021 | ProPublica
This is all to say, so happy for you, the people who are rabid and ready to be unleashed back into the world.The Best TV Shows of 2021 (So Far): From ‘Hacks’ to ‘WandaVision’ | Kevin Fallon | July 2, 2021 | The Daily Beast
The most striking takeaway from the Keeping Up with the Kardashians series finale is just how effective the titular family’s rabid, wholly transparent pursuit of fame really was.‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’ Ends Not With a Bang But a Whimper | Jordan Julian | June 11, 2021 | The Daily Beast
The American owners must be wondering where they went wrong, especially as closed sports models back home reap billions but also attract rabid fan bases.European Soccer's American Owners Tried to Form a U.S.-Style 'Super League.' It Hasn't Gone Well | Sean Gregory | April 20, 2021 | Time
As soon as I broke the line, the kids whom I had been standing next to turned rabid on me.
This method works for TB, for cholera, for rabid animals—for just about everything.
Which is why his efforts to justify his rabid consumption of football wind up feeling so slippery and convoluted.Forget the Wife Beating—Are You Ready for Some Football? | Steve Almond | September 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But once EV-68 fizzles out, surely something new will fill its place in the rabid 24-hour all-crisis-all-the-time news cycle.
Given the hoops mania, though, the gym is the largest in the state, capable of holding 3,000-plus rabid fans.Native American Basketball Team in Wyoming Have Hoop Dreams Of Their Own | Robert Silverman | August 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
They are not the figures of any rabid Socialist making frenzied guesses.The Common Sense of Socialism | John Spargo
On one occasion much alarm was occasioned by one of them becoming rabid, rushing violently at and biting animals and people.Recollections of Thirty-nine Years in the Army | Charles Alexander Gordon
rabid diatribes appeared in "The Light," and incessant scenes took place at the municipal sessions.The Fourth Estate, vol. 2 | Armando Palacio Valds
Georges Clemenceau has been a rabid foe to Religion and to the Church from the very beginning of his political career.The War Upon Religion | Rev. Francis A. Cunningham
He saw standing in front of the schoolhouse four men, and they were the worst and most rabid Tories in the settlement.The Dare Boys in Virginia | Stephen Angus Cox
British Dictionary definitions for rabid
relating to or having rabies
zealous; fanatical; violent; raging
- rabidity (rəˈbɪdɪtɪ) or rabidness, noun
- rabidly, adverb
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