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Rabid definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

RAB'ID, a. [L. rabidus, from rabio, rabo, to rage.]
Furious; raging; mad; as a rabid dog or wolf. It is particularly applied to animals of the canine genus, affected with the distemper called rabies, and whose bite communicates hydrophobia.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: of or infected by rabies
2: marked by excessive enthusiasm for and intense devotion to a cause or idea; "rabid isolationist" [syn: fanatic, fanatical, overzealous, rabid]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Etymology: Latin rabidus mad, from rabere Date: 1594 1. a. extremely violent ; furious b. going to extreme lengths in expressing or pursuing a feeling, interest, or opinion <rabid editorials> <a rabid supporter> 2. affected with rabies rabidity noun rabidly adverb rabidness noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. 1 furious, violent (rabid hate). 2 unreasoning; headstrong; fanatical (a rabid anarchist). 3 (esp. of a dog) affected with rabies; mad. 4 of or connected with rabies. Derivatives: rabidity n. rabidly adv. rabidness n. Etymology: L rabidus f. rabere rave

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Rabid Rab"id, a.[L. rabidus, from rabere to rave. See Rage, n.] 1. Furious; raging; extremely violent. The rabid flight Of winds that ruin ships. --Chapman. 2. Extreme, unreasonable, or fanatical in opinion; excessively zealous; as, a rabid socialist. 3. Affected with the distemper called rabies; mad; as, a rabid god or fox. 4. (Med.) Of or pertaining to rabies, or hydrophobia; as, rabid virus.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

1. You can use rabid to describe someone who has very strong and unreasonable opinions or beliefs about a subject, especially in politics. The party has distanced itself from the more rabid nationalist groups in the country. ADJ: usu ADJ n [disapproval] rabidly Mead calls the group 'rabidly right-wing'. ADV: ADV adj, ADV -ed 2. A rabid dog or other animal has the disease rabies. ADJ: usu ADJ n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. 1. Furious, raging, mad. 2. Rampant, intolerant, excessively enthusiastic.

Moby Thesaurus

Dionysiac, abandoned, amok, bacchic, bellowing, berserk, bigoted, carried away, corybantic, crazed, crazy, delirious, demented, demoniac, deranged, desperate, distracted, ecstatic, enraged, enraptured, enthusiastic, extravagant, extreme, extremist, fanatic, fanatical, feral, ferocious, fierce, fighting mad, frantic, frenetic, frenzied, fulminating, fuming, furious, haggard, hog-wild, hopping mad, howling, hydrophobic, hysterical, in a rage, in a transport, in hysterics, infuriate, infuriated, inordinate, insane, intoxicated, irrational, keen, like one possessed, mad, madding, maenadic, maniac, maniacal, obsessed, orgasmic, orgiastic, overenthusiastic, overreligious, overzealous, perfervid, possessed, radical, raging, ramping, ranting, raving, raving mad, ravished, revolutional, revolutionary, revolutionist, roaring, roaring mad, running mad, running wild, savage, stark-raving mad, storming, transported, ultra, ultraist, ultrazealous, uncontrollable, unreasonable, unreasoning, violent, wild, wild-eyed, wild-looking, zealotic, zealous


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