rabid


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rab·id

 (răb′ĭd)
adj.
1. Of or affected by rabies.
2. Raging; uncontrollable: rabid thirst.
3. Extremely zealous or enthusiastic; fanatical: a rabid football fan.

[Latin rabidus, from rabere, to rave.]

ra·bid′i·ty (rə-bĭd′ĭ-tē, ră-), rab′id·ness (răb′ĭd-nĭs) n.
rab′id·ly adv.

rabid

(ˈræbɪd; ˈreɪ-)
adj
1. (Pathology) relating to or having rabies
2. zealous; fanatical; violent; raging
[C17: from Latin rabidus frenzied, mad, from rabere to be mad]
rabidity, ˈrabidness n
ˈrabidly adv

rab•id

(ˈræb ɪd)

adj.
1. irrationally extreme in opinion or practice.
2. furious or raging; violently intense.
3. affected with or pertaining to rabies: a rabid dog.
[1605–15; < Latin rabidus raging, rabid <rabere to rave]
rab•id•i•ty (rəˈbɪd ɪ ti, ræ-) rab′id•ness, n.
rab′id•ly, adv.

rabid

, rabies - Rabid and rabies come from Latin rabere, "be mad."
See also related terms for mad.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.rabid - of or infected by rabies
2.rabid - marked by excessive enthusiasm for and intense devotion to a cause or idea; "rabid isolationist"
passionate - having or expressing strong emotions

rabid

adjective
2. crazed, wild, violent, mad, raging, furious, frantic, frenzied, infuriated, berserk, maniacal The tablets gave him the look of a rabid dog.

rabid

adjective
1. Showing or having enthusiasm:
Informal: crazy.
Slang: gung ho, nuts.
2. Holding especially political views that deviate drastically and fundamentally from conventional or traditional beliefs:
Slang: far-out.
3. Full of or marked by extreme anger:
Idioms: fit to be tied, foaming at the mouth, in a rage, in a towering rage.
Translations
kiihkeäraivoisaraivokas
turbat

rabid

[ˈræbɪd] ADJ [dog] → rabioso (fig) [person] → fanático

rabid

[ˈræbɪd] adj
[dog, animal] → enragé(e)
[nationalist, racist, supporter] → enragé(e); [nationalism, views] → fanatique

rabid

adj
(Vet) → tollwütig
(= fanatical)fanatisch; reformer, hatredfanatisch, wild

rabid

[ˈræbɪd] adj (dog) → idrofobo/a, rabbioso/a (fig) (furious) → arrabbiato/a; (fanatical) → fanatico/a

rab·id

a. rabioso-a, rel. a la rabia o afectado por ella.

rabid

adj rabioso, que padece rabia
References in classic literature ?
He was a rabid Protestant, and he was always saying:
She was a more rabid and devoted Methodist than ever, and her piety was no sham, but was strong and sincere.
And so it was: he turned abruptly, hastened into the house again, shut the door behind him; and when I went in a while after to inform them that Earnshaw had come home rabid drunk, ready to pull the whole place about our ears (his ordinary frame of mind in that condition), I saw the quarrel had merely effected a closer intimacy - had broken the outworks of youthful timidity, and enabled them to forsake the disguise of friendship, and confess themselves lovers.
It was Mulcahy, keeping to the straight line of the rabid dog, who led a collection of ardent souls at a newly unmasked battery and flung himself on the muzzle of a gun as his companions danced among the gunners.
Well, then, you shall have plenty of it; and first, I see you've not much more sense than some others of my acquaintance"(indicating me with his thumb), "or else you'd never turn rabid about that dirty little country called England; for rabid, I see you are; I read Anglophobia in your looks, and hear it in your words.
In the rabid desire to say something easily, I scarcely knew what I uttered at all.
But the cold-blooded little demon sticks in my thoughts; she has bitten me with those even little teeth of hers; I feel as if I might turn rabid and do something crazy in consequence.
The rabid democrat, as soon as he is senator and rich man, has ripened beyond possibility of sincere radicalism, and unless he can resist the sun, he must be conservative the remainder of his days.
For, if one of us goes over to Roman Catholicism, he is sure to become a Jesuit at once, and a rabid one into the bargain.
Half an hour later he was conferring with Jones, the erstwhile elevator boy and rabid proletarian whom Daylight long before had grubstaked to literature for a year.
Martin told him that his hatred of the magazines was rabid, fanatical, and that his conduct was a thousand times more despicable than that of the youth who burned the temple of Diana at Ephesus.
His plan, in its simplest form, was to revise taxation and lower it in a way that should not diminish the revenues of the State, and to obtain, from a budget equal to the budgets which now excite such rabid discussion, results that should be two-fold greater than the present results.