- 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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Related Words for rabiditydisturbance, bomb, burst, onslaught, violence, hail, squall, attack, barrage, bombardment, outbreak, upheaval, swagger, braggadocio, bravado, madness, rage, frenzy, energy, ire
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Historical Examples of 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 for rabid
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.