Definition of rabid :
1. Affected with the distemper called rabies; mad; as, a rabid dog or fox.
2. Extreme, unreasonable, or fanatical in opinion; excessively zealous; as, a rabid socialist.
3. Furious; raging; extremely violent.
4. Of or pertaining to rabies, or hydrophobia; as, rabid virus.
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violent (part of speech: adjective)
- It is as plain as a pike- staff that we are a nation of perfectly rabid idealists. - "Walking-Stick Papers", Robert Cortes Holliday.
- This was the plan: recruit rabid fans right away, get 'em in costume, and put 'em up on the scaffolds. - "Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom", Cory Doctorow.
- This appearance cannot be mistaken either in lucid or rabid intervals; it is still perceptible, although, of course, in a greater or lesser degree. - "Gossip in the First Decade of Victoria's Reign", John Ashton.