rabid [rab-id] SynonymsExamplesWord Originadjective
- 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 1605–15; Latin rabidus raving, furious, mad, equivalent to rab(ere) to rave, be mad + -idus -id4 Related formsrab·id·i·ty [ruh-bid-i-tee, ra-] /rəˈbɪd ɪ ti, ræ-/, rab·id·ness, nounrab·id·ly, adverbSynonyms for rabid 1. zealous, fervent, ardent, fanatical, bigoted. Related Words for rabid frenzied, fanatical, delirious, zealous, enthusiastic, crazed, virulent, furious, fervent, berserk, bigoted, crazy, deranged, extreme, extremist, frantic, frenetic, hot, infuriated, insane Examples from the Web for rabid Contemporary Examples of rabid
This method works for TB, for cholera, for rabid animals—for just about everything.
October 1, 2014
Which is why his efforts to justify his rabid consumption of football wind up feeling so slippery and convoluted.
September 11, 2014
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.
September 8, 2014
Given the hoops mania, though, the gym is the largest in the state, capable of holding 3,000-plus rabid fans.
August 31, 2014
The relatively lax immigration policy of the early 20th century gave way to rabid nativism in the 1920s.
August 16, 2014
Historical Examples of rabid
And as for aristocrats, my friend, there are none so rabid as the newly-converted.
“It’s a wonder, with his rabid temper, that he didn’t do so,” said O’Gorman.
L. Frank Baum (AKA Edith Van Dyne)
Then, as if to escape the subject, was her Uncle Nicholas as rabid a teetotaller as ever?
And at last they exterminated the rabid thing that ran among them.
Robert W. Chambers
He’s a rabid teetotaller for one thing, and he’s extremely religious.
George A. Birmingham
British Dictionary definitions for rabid rabid adjective
- relating to or having rabies
- zealous; fanatical; violent; raging
Derived Formsrabidity (rəˈbɪdɪtɪ) or rabidness, nounrabidly, adverbWord Origin for rabid C17: from Latin rabidus frenzied, mad, from rabere to be mad Word Origin and History for rabid adj.
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.
rabid in Medicine rabid [răb′ĭd] adj.
- Of or affected by rabies.