rabid

[rab-id]
adjective
1.
irrationally extreme in opinion or practice: a rabid isolationist; a rabid baseball fan.
2.
furious or raging; violently intense: a rabid hunger.
3.
affected with or pertaining to rabies; mad.

Origin:
1605–15; < Latin rabidus raving, furious, mad, equivalent to rab(ere) to rave, be mad + -idus -id4

rabidity [ruh-bid-i-tee, ra-] , rabidness, noun
rabidly, adverb


1. zealous, fervent, ardent, fanatical, bigoted.
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rabid (ˈræbɪd, ˈreɪ-)
 
adj
1.  relating to or having rabies
2.  zealous; fanatical; violent; raging
 
[C17: from Latin rabidus frenzied, mad, from rabere to be mad]
 
rabidity
 
n
 
'rabidness
 
n
 
'rabidly
 
adv

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rabid
1611, "furious, raving," from L. rabidus, from rabere "be mad, rave" (see rage). Meaning "made mad by rabies" first recorded 1804.
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rabid rab·id (rāb'ĭd)
adj.
Of or affected by rabies.

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Example sentences
Your pets and other domestic animals can be infected when they are bitten by rabid wild animals.
Permits for further demonstrations were reportedly being denied and websites purged of their more rabid content.
It is less the sport than the rabid fan clubs and heightened alcohol fueled atmosphere.
Too many creatively drawn districts filled with rabid reactionaries.
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