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Rabid in a Sentence

Examples of rabid in a sentence

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Below you will find the definition of rabid, followed by 45 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.


(adjective) - marked by excessive enthusiasm for and intense devotion to a cause or idea

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EXAMPLES - Rabid in a Sentence

  1. Lula could hardly be called a rabid anticapitalist. (source)
  2. He's a "rabid" Ron Paul supporter and proud to be gay. (source)
  3. Of course CAIR is rabid, which is the best litmus test there is. (source)
  4. Rejects these "rabid" lunatics (and believes Trig is Sarah's too) (source)
  5. Plainly he had no idea what "rabid" might mean, but wanted no part of it. (source)
  6. Brit band "rabid" to record the follow-up to their Mercury Music Prize-winning album (source)
  7. Ms. DICKINSON: Well, use of the word rabid and party in the same sentence, not so much. (source)
  8. I responded supporting the author and used the term rabid, as she did, to side with her. (source)
  9. BRAZILE: If he's giving this kind of rabid, red meat talk, I wouldn't talk to him either. (source)
  10. You can call a rabid skunk a loving Beagle, but you had better not invite it in as a house pet. (source)
  11. I think you've got a lot of good ideas here ... the "rabid" category is particularly interesting. (source)
  12. Leigh - The "rabid" moniker is something I cooked up to go with my penchant for horror literature. (source)
  13. Hope Staten Island Chuck has had his rabies inoculation, they don't come more "rabid" than his honor! (source)
  14. They are called rabid dogs because they ride their motorbikes between cars at speeds varying from 40 to (source)
  15. BATF has a history in rabid enforcement of gun laws against people who have little or no means to fight back. (source)
  16. It doesn't feel quite right for Obama to play "rope-a-dope" while getting pummeled by a clearly "rabid" right. (source)
  17. Coyotes seldom attack humans unless they are rabid, which is far more likely in rural areas than in urban areas. (source)
  18. It has nothing to do with being "rabid" as one said here, but more that we never have and never will believe in him. (source)
  19. Mugridge seemed to be in rabid fear of the water, and he exhibited a nimbleness and speed we did not dream he possessed. (source)
  20. She said Indians are feeling a constant threat about their safety because of the Indian media going "rabid" about racism. (source)
  21. The 15-year-old already garners the kind of rabid fan love once seen by the Jonas Brothers, and he hasn't even been in the (source)
  22. I was never what you'd call a rabid G. Dubya Bush-hater, but I do remember the day I first went "oh crap, we're all screwed!" (source)
  23. The show won an Emmy in its maiden season and has spawned the kind of rabid fandom not seen since the heyday of "The X-Files." (source)
  24. Silent Hill fans have been described as rabid, obsessed with the series 'intricate plot nuances, and typically resistant to change. (source)
  25. "Inception," I really hope Nolan's films don't continue to drum up the kind of rabid, foaming-at-the-mouth anticipation the last two have. (source)
  26. Could you do me a favor and not insult the memories of my relatives who perished in deepest Siberia with this kind of rabid, witless hyperbole? (source)
  27. But the cramped crowd mostly just treated the Portland, Ore.-based folk-rock sextet to polite applause and nothing you could call a rabid response. (source)
  28. Everybody that doesn't instantly cow tow and submit to New Labour policy is at once, identified as a rabid Nazi extremist whom should be executed at dawn. (source)
  29. A veritable Gold mine of liberal targets. lots of passionate debate but let me warn you that calling a rabid Obamabot a Dense Dipshit will get your comment deleted. (source)
  30. Blogger Melanie Feehan calls rabid newbies "baby vampires" who clear the shelves of sale items, annoy other customers waiting in line, and drive store managers crazy. (source)
  31. The 15-year-old already garners the kind of rabid fan love once seen by the Jonas Brothers, and he hasn't even been in the UK Official Singles Chart for a second week. (source)
  32. We're also shown the dark side of extrahuman powers and the repercussions -- some are kept from going "rabid" through "Therapy," an experience that seems similar to brainwashing. (source)
  33. Some older voters recall the rabid anti-Semites once prominent in the American far-right as well as the more genteel exclusionism practiced by more refined upper-class Republicans. (source)
  34. Few genres of music attract the kind of rabid fans that evolve it into an entire counter-culture, making rockabilly more than just entertainment, but a complete lifestyle Asher Fusco (source)
  35. There can't be a problem with calling rabid racists - er - rabid racists as these comments are full of zionist nutjobs shrieking 'anti-semite' at anyone with the temerity to disagree. (source)
  36. Teams that have a large amount of fans that have such an obsession with their team that their lives are practically based around the team are often called rabid fans (OhioFinFan4Life). (source)
  37. The fact that such senior security officials can support a man with no experience and surrounded by what can only be described as rabid Israel haters shows how much damage Oslo has done. (source)
  38. And there is a fundamental problem with logic: why are those people that he identifies as rabid anti-Semites confiding in him of all people, and revealing their innermost thoughts to him? (source)
  39. As to "rabid" - that may be a bit extreme almost said "bite" extreme but the fact that ms. closedmind resorts to Michelle Malkin as a proof-source should make everyone on the planet shutter. (source)
  40. After all, he himself has generated countless pages of foreign-policy advice over the years, including a 2003 book about the war on terrorism for which "rabid" would be too weak a description. (source)
  41. Although I'm no "orch-idiot," as the locals call rabid orchid fans willing to surmount any obstacle to catch a glimpse of one, I am fascinated by these plants, masterpieces of nature's handiwork. (source)
  42. Yes tell us why Republicans are so predictable, right after someone posting a contrary statement on ThinkProgress is labelled a rabid Bush/Republican supporter, as happens in 100% of all instances. (source)
  43. Out of these only Colmes, Franken, Maher, Moore and Stewart, five out of thirteen, can be called rabid left wing Democrats and that is a serious stretch with all but the ineffectual Colmes and Franken. (source)
  44. OT When Georgia decided they were going to beat up on their little sub-territory S. Ossettia wit the big bear friend did they ask their pal Condy or did they just go it alone like some kind of rabid mouse? (source)
  45. Even putting aside the fact that Colbert is an explicit parody of conservative pundits of the Glenn Beck stripe, they attract the same kind of rabid fans who feel that, for whatever reason, the mainstream media is doing them a disservice. (source)

Sentence Information

The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 45 example sentences provided below is 60.0, which suggests that "rabid" is a standard word that is understood by individuals with a high school diploma or degree, and can be found in news articles, books, magazines and other places.


We have 47 synonyms for rabid.

berserk, bigoted, bitten, corybantic, crazed, crazy, delirious, deranged, enthusiastic, extreme, extremist, fanatical, fervent, flipped, foaming at the mouth, frantic, freaked out, frenetic, frenzied, furious, hot, infuriated, insane, intemperate, intolerant, irrational, keen, mad, mad-dog, narrow-minded, nutty, obsessed, overboard, poisoned, radical, raging, revolutionary, sick, sizzling, smoking, steamed up, ultra, ultraist, violent, virulent, wild, zealous


We have 12 antonyms for rabid.

apathetic, calm, delighted, disinterested, dispassionate, happy, indifferent, lethargic, pleased, sane, unenthusiastic, unexcited


Pronunciation: (răbˈĭd)

Syllabification: rab-id


View up to 25 definitions of rabid from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.

from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
  1. (adjective) Of or affected by rabies.
  2. (adjective) Raging; uncontrollable: rabid thirst.
  3. (adjective) Extremely zealous or enthusiastic; fanatical: a rabid football fan.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
  1. (adjective) Affected with rabies.
  2. (adjective) Of or pertaining to rabies, or hydrophobia.
  3. (adjective) Furious; raging; extremely violent.
  4. (adjective) very extreme, unreasonable, or fanatical in opinion; excessively zealous; comparable to one with rabies.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
  1. (adjective) Furious; raging; extremely violent.
  2. (adjective) Extreme, unreasonable, or fanatical in opinion; excessively zealous.
  3. (adjective) Affected with the distemper called rabies; mad.
  4. (adjective) Of or pertaining to rabies, or hydrophobia.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  1. (None) Furious; raging; mad.
  2. (None) Specifically— Affected with rabies or hydrophobia, as a dog, wolf, horse, or man; hydrophobic; mad.
  3. (None) Pertaining to rabies: as, rabid virus.
  4. (None) Excessively or foolishly intense; rampant: as, a rabid Tory; a rabid teetotaler.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
  1. (adjective) marked by excessive enthusiasm for and intense devotion to a cause or idea
  2. (adjective) of or infected by rabies