- 1Having or proceeding from an extreme or fanatical support of or belief in something: a rabid feministMore example sentences
- There're idiots and rabid fanatics on both sides.
- In the process, he has been hailed as a prescient genius and dismissed as a rabid extremist, but almost always recognised as a novelist of great power and originality.
- Really, the rabid support for gun ownership stateside comes from an ideal that the people should be able to, if necessary, mount an armed resistance to a tyrannical and corrupt government for the purposes of revolution.
- 2(Of an animal) affected with rabies: her mother was bitten by a rabid dogMore example sentences
- As a result of haphazard and inadequate culling, there is now a plague of rabid foxes affecting villages and cities in an arc across the Alps from Austria, through Hungary, Slovenia and Slovakia to Poland.
- You could get stitched up and receive rabies vaccinations if you got mauled by a rabid dog.
- He went on to develop a rabies vaccine that was made from the spinal cords of rabid rabbits.
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- Every one of the game's leading practitioners holds an opinion, invariably rabidly positive or sneeringly negative.
- Mention reverse mergers to investment professionals, and you'll get one of two reactions: they're either enthusiastically for or rabidly against them.
- Unfortunately the rabidly right-wing rag (nice bit of alliteration there) has a circulation in excess of 2.4 million and a readership of over 6 million.
early 17th century (in the sense 'furious, madly violent'): from Latin rabidus, from rabere 'to rave'.