rabid


rabid

adjective

Definition of RABID

1
being very far from the center of public opinion <soccer fans whose rabid enthusiasm makes them go berserk when their team wins>
2
feeling or showing anger <he became rabid when the bank manager told him he would lose the family farm if he didn't pay the mortgage>
Related Words ranting, raving, stormy; boiling, bristling, bristly, burning, cross, huffy, passionate, seething, sizzling, smoldering (or smouldering), worked up, wrought (up); acrid, acrimonious, antagonistic, antipathetic, bitter, embittered, inimical, malevolent, piqued, rancorous, resentful, spiteful, vengeful, vindictive, virulent, vitriolic; antisocial, cold, cool, disagreeable, disapproving, distant, frigid, icy, ill-tempered, sorehead (or soreheaded), sulky, unfriendly, unpleasant; aggravated, annoyed, bearish, bilious, cantankerous, churlish, crabby, cranky, dyspeptic, exasperated, fretful, fussy, grouchy, grumpy, ill-humored, inflammable, irascible, irritable, peevish, perturbed, petulant, put out, quick-tempered, snappish, testy, touchy; argumentative, belligerent, contentious, contrary, disputatious, ornery, pugnacious, quarrelsome, querulous
3
marked by bursts of destructive force or intense activity <a rabid nationalism that leads people to attack immigrants and anyone else they perceive as being different>
4
marked by great and often stressful excitement or activity <the rabid witch hunts that occurred in Salem in 1692, when 150 people were accused of witchcraft and imprisoned>
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