Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Affected with rabies; mad.

Part of speech: adjective

Violent; furious.

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Usage examples "rabid":

  1. My dear fellow, why don't you give this letter to the father of your fair Louisa; he's quite rabid on such points; you'll make him a friend for life by it! - "The Lumley Autograph", Susan Fenimore Cooper.
  2. Nicholas Ignatiev, a rabid reactionary, a second Jeffreys, became chief of the Ministry of the Interior; Katkoff, a repentant liberal and exile, was appointed the czar's chief adviser, the Richelieu behind the throne; and Pobyedonostsev, whom Turgenief called the " Russian Torquemada," obtained supremacy over Melikoff, and was appointed procurator of the Holy Synod. - "The Haskalah Movement in Russia", Jacob S. Raisin.
  3. The first and most rabid, he continued, is horse- racing- and t'other is the mining fever, which last is a heap insidiouser in its action and more lingering in its effect. - "Pardners", Rex Beach.