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    • [rab-id]
    • /ˈræb ɪd/
    • /ˈræb.ɪd/
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    • [rab-id]
    • /ˈræb ɪd/

Definitions of rabid word

  • adjective rabid irrationally extreme in opinion or practice: a rabid isolationist; a rabid baseball fan. 1
  • adjective rabid furious or raging; violently intense: a rabid hunger. 1
  • adjective rabid affected with or pertaining to rabies; mad. 1
  • noun rabid Having or proceeding from an extreme or fanatical support of or belief in something. 1
  • adjective rabid animal: infected by rabies 1
  • adjective rabid frenzied 1

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Origin of rabid

First appearance:

before 1605
One of the 40% oldest English words
1605-15; < Latin rabidus raving, furious, mad, equivalent to rab(ere) to rave, be mad + -idus -id4

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Parts of speech for Rabid


rabid popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 90% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for rabid

adjective rabid

  • diseased — a disordered or incorrectly functioning organ, part, structure, or system of the body resulting from the effect of genetic or developmental errors, infection, poisons, nutritional deficiency or imbalance, toxicity, or unfavorable environmental factors; illness; sickness; ailment.
  • sick — afflicted with ill health or disease; ailing.
  • ill — of unsound physical or mental health; unwell; sick: She felt ill, so her teacher sent her to the nurse.
  • infected — to affect or contaminate (a person, organ, wound, etc.) with disease-producing germs.
  • unwell — not well; ailing; ill.

Antonyms for rabid

adjective rabid

  • well — in a good or satisfactory manner: Business is going well.
  • lukewarm — moderately warm; tepid.
  • moderate — kept or keeping within reasonable or proper limits; not extreme, excessive, or intense: a moderate price.
  • apathetic — If you describe someone as apathetic, you are criticizing them because they do not seem to be interested in or enthusiastic about doing anything.
  • calm — A calm person does not show or feel any worry, anger, or excitement.

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