rabidity

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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