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 ?
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.
Mugridge seemed to be in rabid fear of the water, and he exhibited a nimbleness and speed we did not dream he possessed.
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.
He will become more rabid than ever, more also to be feared.
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.
In the rabid desire to say something easily, I scarcely knew what I uttered at all.
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.
Indeed he had been known to go so far as to boast that he could utterly quell and subdue the haughtiest beauty by a simple process, which he termed 'eyeing her over;' but it must be added, that neither of this faculty, nor of the power he claimed to have, through the same gift, of vanquishing and heaving down dumb animals, even in a rabid state, had he ever furnished evidence which could be deemed quite satisfactory and conclusive.
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.