Definition of "rabid" [rab•id]

  • Of or affected by rabies. (adjective)
  • Raging; uncontrollable: rabid thirst. (adjective)
  • Extremely zealous or enthusiastic; fanatical: a rabid football fan. (adjective)
  • Relating to or having rabies (adjective)

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  • Zealous; fanatical; violent; raging (adjective)

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Use "rabid" in a sentence
  • "I responded supporting the author and used the term rabid, as she did, to side with her."
  • "Elizabeth Edwards, wife of former Senator and presidential candidate John Edwards, says she's scared of what she calls the rabid Republican who lives across the street from her house."
  • "Mugridge seemed to be in rabid fear of the water, and he exhibited a nimbleness and speed we did not dream he possessed."