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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.rabidity - unrestrained excitement or enthusiasm; "poetry is a sort of divine madness"
ebullience, enthusiasm, exuberance - overflowing with eager enjoyment or approval
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This total is probably underestimated because weak rules pertaining to rabies surveillance in some countries, such as not requiring reports of rabidity in all species, are likely to result in underreporting of rabid NHPs.
Which is a huge waste of her time and energy because, frankly, except for a small community of fringe elements -- whose indoctrination and rabidity seek validation only in their condemnation of her virtues as transgressions -- there is not a single Indian who wants Sania to prove her Indianness.
Unions currently receive more of the blame -- Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey rails against them with a rabidity regularly reserved for soapbox preachers and war protesters.