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rabid

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of rabid

  1. 1 being very far from the center of public opinion soccer fans whose rabid enthusiasm makes them go berserk when their team wins Synonyms of rabid extremist, fanatic (or fanatical), extreme, radical, revolutionary, revolutionist, ultraWords Related to rabid subversive, violent, wild; reactionaryNear Antonyms of rabid conservative, moderate, temperate; conventional, orthodox, traditional; liberal, progressiveAntonyms of rabid middle-of-the-road, nonrevolutionary, unrevolutionary

  2. 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 Synonyms of rabid angered, apoplectic, ballistic, cheesed off [chiefly British], choleric, enraged, foaming, fuming, furious, hopping, horn-mad, hot, incensed, indignant, inflamed (also enflamed), infuriate, infuriated, irate, ireful, livid, mad, outraged, angry, rankled, riled, riley, roiled, shirty [chiefly British], sore, steamed up, steaming, teed off, ticked, wrathful, wrothWords Related to rabid 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, querulousNear Antonyms of rabid accepting, accommodating, obliging; agreeable, amenable, complaisant; amicable, cordial, friendly; content, happy, satisfied; empathetic, sympathetic, tolerant, understanding; calm, pacific, peaceable, placid, serene, tranquil, unembittered; affable, amiable, easygoing, genial, good-natured, good-tempered, kind, pleasant, sweetAntonyms of rabid angerless, delighted, pleased

  3. 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 Synonyms of rabid bang-bang, blood-and-guts, convulsive, cyclonic, explosive, ferocious, fierce, furious, hammer-and-tongs, hot, knock-down, drag-out (or knock-down-and-drag-out), paroxysmal, violent, rough, stormy, tempestuous, tumultuous, turbulent, volcanicWords Related to rabid barbarous, brutal, savage, vicious; antagonistic, hostile; aggressive, assertive, bellicose, belligerent, combative, contentious, gladiatorial, pugnacious, quarrelsome, truculent; combustible, volatile; agitated, frantic, frenzied, mad; cataclysmal (or cataclysmic), destructive, ruinousNear Antonyms of rabid calm, halcyon, pacific, serene, tranquil; nonbelligerent, unaggressiveAntonyms of rabid nonviolent, peaceable, peaceful

  4. 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 Synonyms of rabid delirious, ferocious, feverish, fierce, frantic, frenetic, frenzied, mad, furious, violent, wildWords Related to rabid concentrated, high-pressured, intense, intensive, vehement; excessive, exorbitant, extravagant, extreme, immoderate, inordinate, lavish, overmuch, overweening, unconscionable, undue; crazed, crazy, demented, deranged, insane, irrational, lunatic, mad, maniacal (also maniac)Near Antonyms of rabid calm, peaceful, placid, quiet, serene, subdued, tranquil, undisturbed, unperturbed, untroubled; moderate, reasonable, temperate; casual, easygoing, low-pressure; balanced, sane, soundAntonyms of rabid relaxed


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