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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.
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Noun1.rabidness - unrestrained excitement or enthusiasm; "poetry is a sort of divine madness"
ebullience, enthusiasm, exuberance - overflowing with eager enjoyment or approval


n (= fanaticism)Fanatismus m; (of reformer, hatred)Wildheit f
References in classic literature ?
By the warts of my grandmother, Jehan, you are raving with too much rabidness.
In the absence of any real achievements in governance, and with the elections looming, insecurity and desperation are driving Indian political parties of all stripes to rabidness.
The basically despicable industrialist Pierre Levasseur (played with a nice rabidness by veteran Daniel Auteuil) is told by his mistress, beautiful supermodel Elena (Alice Taglioni), that their two-year affair is over because he has yet to divorce his wife.