- 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 rabidly
That rabidly excited community, apparently, was a small one.‘The Comeback’ Finale: Give Lisa Kudrow All of the Awards
December 29, 2014
On the other hand, people who dislike Tebow are rabidly hoping for him to fail.Tebowing Goes Global as Winning Denver Quarterback Dazzles
December 14, 2011
And the great irony is that they turned so rabidly and rapidly against him four years later.Bachmann's Unrivaled Extremism
June 15, 2011
"And they'll all be rabidly hungry," said Eleanore with a sudden change.The Harbor
The upper self is rabidly engaged in exploiting the lower self.Fantasia of the Unconscious
D. H. Lawrence
Garribardine was a Scotch title while her ladyship was rabidly English.The Career of Katherine Bush
Was this the thing he had foresworn so rabidly a scant four hours before!The Song of the Wolf
The former showed a disposition to break forth into sensational headlines, and was rabidly and sometimes comically anti-English.Wounded and a Prisoner of War
Malcolm V. (Malcolm Vivian) Hay
- relating to or having rabies
- zealous; fanatical; violent; raging
Word Origin and History for rabidly
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.